Bootcamp training vs. self-paced training for enterprises

Introduction

For years, one of the more compelling employee benefits has been tuition reimbursement, and for the most part it’s been a win-win for organizations. The organization provides enough assistance to get an employee through perhaps one college course, possibly more, and the employee will provide the rest themselves — overall a massive boon when they complete their degree. 

However, as timelines have accelerated and the world starts to move on from college as a rule, certifications and skill-based bootcamps are becoming more and more worthwhile from both an individual and enterprise perspective. Not only do these require significantly less of a time investment than a college degree, but their out-of-pocket costs go from “there’s no way we are going to pay for your entire degree” to “that’s actually pretty reasonable.” 

In addition, most certifications now have Continuing Education (CE/CEU/CPE/etc) requirements — an obligation on the part of the certificate holder to advance their skill sets in order to maintain the certification status. This means that employees are constantly looking at new and modified ways of doing things, which in turn increases organization productivity. 

Bootcamps vs. self-paced online training: Pros and cons 

Both bootcamps and Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT) have pros and cons when it comes to training styles, so which one gets the most bang-for-the-buck for enterprises when it comes to planning out required training for your employees? Let’s start with bootcamps

Bootcamp training

Bootcamps are by nature more appealing to organizations, simply because they’re a known quantity. They come from trusted vendors via known channels and are on a particular timetable. This means that any time out of the office for employees can be defined ahead of time and properly planned for. While this doesn’t mean that there won’t be additional time required for the (Read more...)

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