While some employees find it easy to apply new tech skills to their projects at work, others don’t. Or worse, they think they’re ready, but they have knowledge gaps that lead to on-the-job mistakes. Simulations, exercises, labs and other hands-on opportunities, coupled with personalized guidance from an expert, can help reinforce self-paced learning. If someone has a knowledge gap or misunderstands a concept, the expert can spot that and provide support.
Personalized guidance can take many forms: A mentor within the organization. A peer with more experience. Virtual office hours with a subject matter expert. Job shadowing. Sometimes, the best option is an outside instructor, since this maximizes the amount of time internal SMEs can devote to their own project work.