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 Data Centre Professional Development Training 

 The skills gap has been a hot topic among business leaders, educators, and politicians over the last several years and the data centre sector is no exception, rapid growth in the use of digital services has left use struggling to keep up with demand and there is no doubt that we need to be attracting new talent to our sector, but what about the talent we already have right in front of us.

Rather than waiting for the perfect employee to come along, we suggest you first consider utilising professional development to build the skill sets you need I from within your own organisation. Below are just six of the many benefits professional development can provide for your business.

1. Increase Retention

Your organisation can stand out from the rest by offering and promoting some professional development options. Offering professional development shows your workers that you care about their career progression, value their contribution and are interested in keeping them at your organisation for the long-term. 

2. Build confidence and credibility

No one likes to feel like they are missing important skills in their job. Providing professional development training opportunities allows your staff to build confidence in the work they do and will inspire them to continue to want to gain new skill sets which as an employer you can leverage to strengthen and grow your business.

3. Make succession planning easier

Professional development programs are great tools for training future leaders at your organisation. Rather than hiring outside the business, promoting from within is a great way to show your staff that they can have a long career with your organisation. It can also reduce the knowledge gaps that are inevitable with turnover and outside hires as they represent a known quantity with recognised potential. By choosing professional development programs that help your employees master skills they need to progress, you can shape the development of your future leaders.

4. Reenergise your staff

Providing periodic professional development can also help your staff gain new skills and perspectives, which can translate into how they approach their jobs and gain a clearer understanding of the valuable role they play in helping drive the business forward. It also helps staff to feel invested which helps to build team spirit, loyalty and the natural desire to go that extra mile when it really matters.

5. Improved efficiency

Not only does professional development offer new skill sets, but it also allows your staff opportunities to learn from others during the training process. As other professionals share their experiences during training sessions and your staff can pick up new ideas and perspectives. With reputably 9-10 data centre outages being down to human error his can lead to greater efficiencies for your organisation.

If you are looking at investing in Professional development training either personally or for your staff then the DCA data centre trade association can help.

DCA Strategic Partners who offer a range of data centre training courses include:

CNet Training

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Data Centre Standards and Guidelines

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Commonly found standards and guidelines for data centre design, construction and operation.
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CG-DCG ‘standardization landscape’ report PDF (1.35 MB) Administration 12/12/2013
Common Standards – Data Centre Specific V1.1 PDF (221.52 KB)  more ] Administration 22/04/2013
Common Standards – Non-Data Centre Specific V1.0 PDF (214.96 KB)  more ] Administration 23/04/2013

General Industry information

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PEDCA project: Joint Action Plan for Data Centres PDF (1.03 MB) Administration 03/09/2015
A few words from our President, Steve Norris PDF (342.86 KB) Administration 25/03/2014
DTC 13 Sponsor Kit PDF (467.41 KB) S. Campbell-Whyte 14/12/2012

Management and Operational (Public)

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Data Centre Essentials Training PDF (556.95 KB) S. Campbell-Whyte 20/09/2012
DCA White Paper – Skilling & Rescourcing PDF (577.84 KB)  more ] S. Campbell-Whyte 06/09/2012

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