TestBash Careers 2022 - Our Own QA Academy with Jokin Aspiazu

@jokinaspiazu explains how the training program, the budget and why they are betting on Junior Testers instead of just hiring Senior testers in his workplace.

We’ll use this Club thread to share resources mentioned during the session and answer any questions we don’t get to during the live session.

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Questions Answered Live

  1. @bethtesterleeds - Is it easier or harder to run the academies remotely?
  2. Ana Padinha - How do testers apply to the academy ?
  3. @testingmuse - What was your approach for creating the curriculum for your academy, and how often do you revisit it to add valuable topics and remove less valuable ones?
  4. @karentestsstuff - How, as testers not in a management role, can we approach major changes like this with our managers as options for future employees?
  5. @fullsnacktester - What is the call to action? Are you looking for people to apply for the academy, or inspire people to run our own academies in our own companies?
  6. @kika - Did your team have distractions during the training schedules (eg: Production bugs, high priority items than training)? If yes, how did you handle it?
  7. @simon_tomes - How have you identified the variety of learning styles for those who go through the Academy? What impact does that have on the curriculum?
  8. @guna11 - Based on this experience :slightly_smiling_face: Have you adjusted the way you view learning something new?

Questions Not Answered Live

  1. @niko.mangahas - Have you tried to put incentives in place to encourage friendly competition or for trainees to achieve certain milestones? Maybe even gamification?
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