Managers understand that having employees who understand the latest tools and technologies is vital to keeping a company competitive. But training employees on those tools and technologies can be a costly endeavor (corporations spent $130 billion on corporate training in general in 2014) and too often training simply doesn’t achieve the objective of giving employees the skills they need.
At The Data Incubator, we work with hundreds of clients who hire PhD data scientists from our fellowship program or enroll their employees in our big data corporate training. We’ve found in our work with these companies across industries that technical training often lacks three important things: hands-on practice, accountability, and breathing room. Continue reading