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TechChannel e-book: How to Effectively Develop Mainframe Skills

By | February 2, 2022

Dr. Cameron Seay on mainframe bootcamp models; Darren Surch on creating a culture of learning through digital credentialing and more

As the existing mainframe workforce gradually ages out of the industry, effective mainframe training has become top of mind for the IBM Z ecosystem. But what strategies seem to work best, and where is there room for improvement?

When it comes to mainframe training, there’s not going to be a “one size fits all” answer. But taking into account various tips and techniques from training professionals in the IBM Z ecosystem is a place to start. Dr. Cameron Seay, Co-Chair of the Open Mainframe Project COBOL Working Group, and his colleague John Thompson, for instance, collaborated to create a replicable mainframe bootcamp model to help cultivate skills. Interskill Learning’s Darren Surch also notes that we can work to create a culture of learning through digital credentialing, comprehensive mainframe workforce training programs and more.

In this TechChannel e-book, sponsored by Interskill Learning, learn why bootcamp models are effective, and what strategies you can use to foster mainframe skills and grow a pipeline of diverse mainframe personnel.

Download the TechChannel e-book here.  You can find more content like this at TechChannel’s website here.