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Sander Rossel8-Mar-18 23:39
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I'm wondering if your employer is stimulating employees to stay up-to-date with current technologies.

My previous employer would pay up to €500,- for courses, training, etc., but never required you to do anything.
No one out of about 30 employees even spend €1,- from that €500,-.
When I told my employer it may be a good idea to do a regular mailing on courses or training that were interesting for us, a project, or the company as a whole I got the reaction "you may think that, but you get €500,- and we think that's enough." (while it clearly isn't if no one is spending it).
Knowledge sharing was so bad that an Oracle team blew a SQL Server job while I, the only SQL Server certified person in the company, wasn't even aware!

At my current company everything is paid for and we have regular meetings on what the company is focusing on.
I'm currently participating in an Azure certification group, I just got invited to a group interested in front-end development, and this week we'll be having another presentation on some technology or another (last month it was Machine Learning, the co-worker who presented got an Azure subscription from the company right away to continue his study).
Other presentations I've attended were about .NET Core, Azure, Docker, and Blockchain.
Too bad it's all in my free time (it's also not mandatory, mind you).
The contrast with my previous employer couldn't be bigger.
I prefer my current employer, the difference in skill, knowledge, and mentality is huge.

How is training and knowledge sharing handled in your company and what's good/bad about it?

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