Federal News Network: VA pilots hands-on reskilling for its employees through ‘mastery teams’ initiative

“Amid a governmentwide effort to reskill the federal workforce, the Department of Veterans Affairs has taken steps to ensure it has the workforce it needs for a data-centric future.”

“Speaking Wednesday at a Federal Computer Week data and analytics summit, Patricia Craighill, the director of DevOps implementation at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Information and Technology, said the VA, together with the U.S. Digital Service has stood up “mastery teams” aimed at giving its employees a hands-on learning experience for new skills…”

“… Craighill said the VA will have to create entirely new job descriptions for some of the positions most impacted by advances in data analytics and IT modernization.”

“As the Office of Management and Budget begins to sort through applicants for the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy second class, the Chief Human Capital Officers Council has asked agencies for an update on their own internal retraining efforts…” Read the full article here.

Source: VA pilots hands-on reskilling for its employees through ‘mastery teams’ initiative – By Jory Heckman, May 16, 2019. Federal News Network.

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