SPOTlite – March 2021
In March 2021, our XPLORE team launched our 1st i2i Internship to Innovation – Core Ramp Up Traineeship Program.
i2i is a program designed to add value to internship/traineeship/apprenticeship with an aim to nurture and connect budding Tech Talents to industry players. This program focuses on producing and re-skilling tech professionals with the aim to inject new talents into the industry through an innovative process that starts with recruitment, comprehensive learning journey and finally, the delivery of ready resources. It is not specific to any technology but it aims to develop talents to any skillset that may be of interest, demand, and of short supply.
Terceira participated in the i2i internship program to gain work experience as well as to learn a new skillset. Through this program, not only will she get to work on a platform that is trending, she is challenging herself to take on a role.
Qn 1. What drew you to Xcellink’s i2i Internship to Innovation – Core Ramp Up Program?
Terceira: To gain work experience and learn a new skillset. Because of this program, I get to work on a platform that is relatively new in Singapore, and also challenge myself to take on a role that I have no experience in.
Qn 2. What are the 3 important skills that you have learned in this program?
Terceira: Having patience, perseverance, and teamwork skills.
Qn 3. How do you think this program will help you in your future career progression and opportunities?
Terceira: I believe that this program has provided me with an additional path to my future career role. Additionally, the work attachment has benefited in the development of my knowledge and skills in building applications using Outsystems.
Qn 4. How do you keep yourself focused and concentrate on the remote training program?
Terceira: To boost my attention, I usually work in a quiet environment, such as my room , and take short breaks between training sessions to relax and refresh my mind.
Qn 5. Can you describe how successful the course outcome was compared to your expectations?
Terceira: I initially expected the program to have a large number of participants, but the small class group was definitely more effective, which allowed for greater learning and ample opportunities to address questions. Adapting to the new drag-and-drop technique was initially challenging, but with enough hands-on practice, I was able to adapt sufficiently to the point where I was competent to complete the task independently at the end of the training.
Qn 6. Are you confident in your ability to take on low-code development projects after completing this training?
Terceira: Yes. With additional hands-on experience, I am optimistic that I will be able to progress and challenge myself with more difficult tasks.
Qn 7. Do you plan to engage in further training in this area? Why?
Terceira: Yes. I would definitely pursue additional training in this field if demand increases.
Qn 8. What advice would you give to new trainees that are interested in this program?
Terceira: Have confidence in yourself and participate in the program. Do not be concerned if you lack coding experience. The trainers will provide you with sufficient understanding of low-code programming during the course of the program.
Qn 9. Would you recommend this training to a friend or colleague?
Qn 10. What do you think the future of IT would look like?
Terceira: I believe everything will be digitalized in the future, and IT will play a significant role in our daily lives. Additionally, every job now requires knowledge of IT in order to reduce the manual workload and increase work efficiency. With the knowledge and skills acquired during the program, I am optimistic that I will be able to support businesses in the future by automating their workflows through application development, hence saving time for end users.