I lead L&D at a tech consulting firm. We have an excellent portfolio of trainings and programs that address skills around leadership and consulting and are working to offer an equal amount of training focused on technical skills. However this is tough for a few reasons:
- Technology is constantly evolving
- Culturally folks want to do internally built training but we do not have the time or SMEs to do that without impacting out billable work
- The tech skills we need are broad and ever evolving
I have proposed bringing in a technical L&D team member to help us design a better strategy but would love to hear how others in technical based industries support learning and development on technical skills.