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Talent mobility with Carwyn Hughes

Published: August 15, 2022


Better upskilling with Pluralsight

One day, a coworker started raving to Carwyn about an exciting platform for cloud learning: A Cloud Guru. Right away, he noticed a difference. The course authors were all clearly engaged with what they were teaching, and all the information was consolidated and well-organized. But for Carwyn, the most crucial difference was the opportunity for hands-on learning: “Having a sandbox is great, but having real-world practice is most helpful to advance learning for me. You can always find literature on the topics, but applying your knowledge in labs has proven to be invaluable.”

One foundational course for Carwyn explored becoming an AWS certified practitioner. As with other ACG and Skills courses, he appreciated the experts’ engaged delivery and genuine interest in the topics they taught. The Azure courses were just as useful and memorable. He recalls one lesson when an instructor used everyday objects in a creative description of Azure databases. And these courses only scratched the surface. Carwyn continues to use ACG and Skills now and then. Over the past six months, he retained four certifications in ACG.

Carwyn’s story goes to show that learning platforms can be a direct avenue to career advancement. He acknowledges that in his industry, if you don’t keep up to date, you’ll fall behind quickly. Since committing to upskilling, he’s received quite a few unsolicited job offers on LinkedIn. Still, he feels lucky to have his new role at CGI. And wherever Carwyn’s career takes him next, ACG and Pluralsight Skills will be there for his upskilling needs.

For those looking to plot their own path to better skills, Carwyn advises starting free. Instead of spending money on a learning provider up front, test the platform out first to see if it suits you. 

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