Although our software training courses are based in California, they are accessible online via anywhere in the world. Indeed, that’s an important feature of Canvas InfoTech: it brings the esteemed online information technology training of the Bay Area to aspiring IT professionals in a variety of regions where local training may not rise to the same level.
With that in mind, we’re always looking for stories that highlight the ways in which our software training courses can be used in foreign markets. And we never have to look very far on the web to find such stories, although their actual origins may be as far away India or China, or as nearby as Canada.
The latter location is what grabbed our attention most recently, in the form of a Globe and Mail article describing the problems that Canadian public servants have faced following efforts to update the federal government’s payroll system. Out of approximately 300,000 people on the new system, more than 80,000 of them have experienced problems including missing payments, late payments, and the receipt of incorrect sums.
Not long ago, we promised to attempt to highlight more specific stories about where and how online information technology training or software training courses can be utilized. The Globe and Mail story arguably helps us to do that while also drawing renewed attention to general categories of jobs and industries in which that training can serve a specific, necessary role.
If you already have a wealth of software training courses under your belt and you happen to live near the Canadian capital of Ottawa, there’s a good chance that there will be demand for your skills within the federal government as it tries to rectify the persistent payroll problems, both through training and through software revision.
The Globe and Mail reports that the government has attributed the problem primarily to a lack of training, while affected individuals blame it on flaws in the software itself. As with most things, the truth is probably somewhere in between. And in order to address the problem, the government will likely need training and development specialists to run software training courses at the same time that quality analysts review the existing software and determine whether it needs to be replaced or updated.
This touches upon the focus of much of our online information technology training at Canvas InfoTech. And more importantly, it describes a problem that is certain to recur at different times and in different places, potentially opening up familiar opportunities to participants in our software training courses. You may not be prepared to fix Ottawa’s problems right now, but you can be ready when the same thing happens closer to home, either in government or in private companies, no matter where in the world you are located.