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3 Ways to Achieve Data Literacy in Your Organization

Find out what data literacy actually means, who should care, and how organizations can improve the value of data across all core business functions. Have you ever accidentally channeled your inner Jan Brady, but instead of feeling overshadowed by your cooler, more popular older sister, you feel overwhelmed by copious amounts of information that you don’t know what to do with? We brush shoulders with data every day. In the workplace, on the […]

Choosing The Most Effective Online Learning Format for Employees

Over the millenniums, learning formats have evolved, changing the process by which people develop skills. Hundreds of years ago, skills were almost exclusively developed through apprenticeship, which involved one-on-one mentoring, on-the-job training, and a deliberate work schedule. Synchronous Learning In the late 1800s, the industrial revolution catalyzed the emergence of the public school system. Once […]

How to Get More Out of Self-Paced Online Learning

Independent learning formats like Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) still average completion rates well below 20 percent. But this doesn’t mean asynchronous learning can’t yield high-value results. The key to getting more out of self-paced, self-led courses? Find ways to bring peer-to-peer interaction and mentorship back into the learning experience. Research shows that a sense of belonging […]

Data Literacy: The Key to Solving the Healthcare Talent Crisis

One in five healthcare workers have quit their jobs since February of last year. Meanwhile, another 31 percent are considering leaving due to burn-out. Additionally, nearly half of all Registered Nurses (RNs) are over the age of 50, and over a quarter of all US physicians are at least 60, indicating that a massive share […]

Getting Out of Your Digital Transformation Rut

As IT skill gaps continue to widen, learning and development for IT upskilling has become a pivotal component of digital transformation initiatives. IT leaders continue to face a difficult conundrum. Technology roadmaps are increasingly ambitious to keep up with the rising demand for data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. However, without enough tech-skilled […]

How to Cultivate IT Skills in a Hybrid Workforce

Hybrid work is the way of the future for most companies, and that means a completely unique approach to employee training and development, especially for IT skills. Since hitting the gas on digital transformation in 2020, companies already feel the forces of change working against them. The World Economic Forum estimates that 1 billion people will need […]

5 Ways to Support Working Parents Through IT Upskilling Amid COVID Resurgence

It’s important for employers to consider how pandemic-related lifestyle disruptions may impact an employee’s capacity to seize opportunities for training and career advancement. We have some unique insight on the subject, plus 5 proven ways to better support parents as they juggle work, training, and parenting. According to The National Parents Union Coronavirus Impact Survey, […]

Stage 3 Talent’s Latest Data Training Program Delivers in 100% Job Placement

[ATLANTA, August 5, 2021] — Last month, Stage 3 Talent completed its inaugural data professional cohort with one of the top STEM graduate training and placement programs in the United States. Upon completion, the cohort resulted in 100% job placement for participants, proving both the quality and efficacy of S3T’s unique approach to curriculum development […]

Tech Training Programs Need Alignment In 3 Critical Areas

Designers and developers of a world-class IT learning experience stake their reputations on delivering successful learning outcomes, but what does that actually mean? Learn more about how to develop strategic alignment in the three critical areas needed to deliver a successful training program. Designers and developers of a world-class IT learning experience stake their reputations […]

Why Are IT Training Bootcamps so Expensive?

Have you ever wondered why IT bootcamps are so expensive? Our fearless leader and CEO, Eric Wise, one of the original bootcamp creators for Java and .NET coding, explains all the costs involved for labor, content, and resources needed to build and deploy business-to-consumer bootcamps in this week’s blog. Accelerated employee training bootcamps for IT skills […]

Equity in Training and Employee Development

What is your organization doing to create equity in learning? Check out our newest blog to learn more about how to bring equity into your in-house training academy. A recent survey from the Strada Education Network showed that 52% of Americans felt they had limited opportunity to advance at their work. What’s worse, 46% felt that there […]

What’s the Fuss Over Colorado’s New Equal Pay for Equal Work Act?

Check out our newest blog for our take on shifting focus to the impact this act will have on long-term hiring trends and employee expectations. On January 1, 2021, Colorado’s new Equal Pay for Equal Work Act went into effect, requiring all entities with at least one employee in Colorado to provide formal notice of “promotional opportunities” […]

How Celebs Are Reinventing Themselves In Tech

This season, computer science and IT skills are the new black. Just ask these super techie superstar celebrities. Celebrities reinvent themselves all the time. In some cases, it’s to escape a scandal (cough, Robert Downey Jr., cough). In other cases, it’s to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of a ruined reputation (here’s lookin’ […]

What Does “Modern” IT Skills Training Look Like?

Talent leaders are bracing themselves for a new generation of careers coined the “jobs of the future”, and with them, an urgent new call to action for organizations to modernize training and employee development programs. Is your organization prepared to upskill and reskill for the new wave of IT skills? Check out our newest blog […]

The Data Science Skills Every Organization Needs in 2021

Check out our newest blog on how to take your organization to the next level with the data science skills every organization needs in 2021. Data science involves the use of complex algorithms to extract, organize, and synthesize big data for the purpose of answering difficult questions and driving intricate strategies. With the right data science […]

Can My Company Afford a Training And Employee Development Program?

Does your company understand the cost difference between hiring and upskilling employees? Check out our newest blog to learn more about affordable options for employee development programs. Most organizations today face a shortage of IT skills that are critical to digital transformation and business growth. That means most organizations are also actively searching for the most cost-effective […]

Top 5 In-Demand IT Skills To Sharpen Your Company’s Competitive Edge

Is your company working to sharpen its employees’ IT skills? Or is it struggling to identify the tech needs of the future? Check out the top 5 in-demand IT skills our fearless leader, Eric Wise, has detected through industry data and first-hand observation. As the pace of change in IT skills demand continues to accelerate, sophisticated […]

Women in Tech: An Untapped Market For IT Skills

Check out part two of the series where we address another gap in the IT world—the talent gap—and explore how IT upskilling programs that embrace diversity and inclusion could be the proverbial one-stone-two-bird power play that your organization needs to eliminate disparity on both fronts and increase profitability. Earlier this month, we published part one […]

How IT Upskilling Improves Mental Health

Did you know one of the most impactful ways to improve mental health in the workplace is to provide more educational, training, and work opportunities? Check out our newest blog on how IT upskilling improves mental health and what you can do to create low-stress IT educational programs in your organization.  According to the Mental Health […]

6 Ingredients of A World-Class IT Learning Experience

Does your organization deliver top-notch learning experiences? Check out the six key ingredients to creating world-class educational experiences from the perspective of Stage 3 Talent’s instructors and subject matter experts (SME’s)— a team of passionate IT professionals who live and breathe instructional design.  Have you ever ordered an expensive filet mignon at a five-star restaurant? […]

Women in Tech: 4 Factors Prolonging The IT Skills Gender Gap

Check out our newest blog, a two-part feature, where we went straight to the source —our very own mentor, instructor, and software developer extraordinaire— Sarah “Sadukie” Dutkiewicz. With over 20 years of experience braving the tech frontier as a woman and a mother, her story proved to be an invaluable perspective for business leaders, instructors, and […]

The Future of Corporate IT Training Programs

Check out the newest blog post from our CEO, Eric Wise, to learn more about the future of corporate IT training programs and how your company can get a leg up on IT upskilling and reskilling. Organizations already struggled to keep pace with large-scale shifts in workplace automation, machine learning, and advanced analytics before the pandemic […]

The Cost of Not Investing in IT Upskilling

There’s a reason why the term “upskilling” has become the latest buzzword among employee experience leaders, HR administrators, recruiters and more. Check out our newest blog to learn how you can maximize your investment and minimize risks when investing in learning and development. Multiple factors play into an employee’s decision to leave. They don’t jive […]