Week 1: Angular / React – Software Engineering Track

Welcome to all of our Talent Path readers. I am Kevin Amarbayar, a new member of Talent Path’s Angular / React track. We have just kicked off week 1 and I wanted to share a little bit about what we are doing and the program.

For those of you that don’t realize, Talent Path provides what they call “last mile training” bridging the technology skills gap from my collegiate education to what is needed to become a Software Engineer through a 90-day immersive technology training program. Day one of the program, we become employees of Talent Path. Yes, we are employees while training for 90 days in our specific technology tracks. When we complete the program, we will begin working with clients in our chosen fields.

Let’s talk Week 1

So, week 1 was a little of what you might expect. We spent time reviewing the program needs in detail from the technologies we are working with to the interpersonal skills that are needed to the performance that is required of each of us.

Our team began building rapport right away. After all, we are all seeing the world from the same pair of eyes. We met with Talent Path leadership to hear what this program means to them.

We spent a great deal of time in the technology overview and because of being in Los Angeles, there was special emphasis on technology within the entertainment industry. The deep dive we took into both certainly gave us an idea of the pace of the program.

By the middle of the week, we had begun working on a fun exercise to build our own video game. We broke into small groups and began the concept phase. The goal here was to get us thinking creatively and working closely with others. We have all been encouraged to put our best foot forward every day and push ourselves out of our comfort zones. We are going to be presenting in front of executives and our team regularly and we are going to be receiving ongoing feedback. Overall, the week was very focused on planning out how the program will run.

It was a full week and there is a lot more to come. Look for our team’s weekly update on the Angular / React Software Engineering track. Glad I am making my Software Engineering career with Talent Path.

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