MTA #7

Written by: Bradley Thomas

The month of June has been an important month for MTA #7. First, on Monday, June 6, 2016, the graduating class began the on-the-job training portion of the program. As a part of this training, they moved from the classroom found at the Exceptional Children’s Foundation office to the MindSpark office located in Santa Monica. With on-the-job training, it was a two-week long process meant to further improve upon their education accompanied by helping them become familiar with how things operate here at MindSpark. With on-the-job training, one of our leads took on the role as instructor and taught them what they needed to know.

When they finished this portion of their training, we’re glad to report that all 7 members of MTA #7 graduated and entered into the MindSpark apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship stage of their training started on June 20th, 2016, allowing the members of MTA #7 to put their training and education into practice. As a part of this continuing education and training process, the members of MTA #7 were first assigned to one of the numerous different projects that we are currently working on. Examples of this include Capgemini and Fox. After being assigned to different projects, each member of MTA #7 began the process of shadowing one of our full fledge analysts. This serves a dual purpose. First, it gives the apprentices the opportunity to become familiar with their assigned application. Second, it will expose them to what will be expected of them as they take on their new responsibilities and allow them to become full analysts.

As time goes by and they acquire greater experience, they will be allowed to go about using the application without the need to shadow another analyst or require oversight. And when enough time has passed and they have acquired enough hours to do so, they will be promoted from being an apprentice to being an analyst. With all of that said, we would like to say congratulations to MTA #7 and we welcome them to the MindSpark team.

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