Curiosity, critical thinking, and life-long learning are trademark characteristics of a testing mindset. We encourage them with regular opportunities for training, continued education, and professional development.
Many of our staff have earned Agile and Scaled Agile Framework ™ certifications, such as Certified SAFe Agilist, Certified Scrum Master, Certified SAFe Scrum Master, Certified SAFe DevOps Practitioner, Certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager Practitioner.
Independent testing skills may not be taught in typical courses of study. Where we can't find the right curriculum, we invest in our own. We collaborated with Roane State Community College to create a custom course in foundational SQL skills, and we established in-house training for new employees.
Less formally, our team participates in regular Lunch 'n' Learn "Testing Talks", Communities of Practice, and scheduled “innovation times”.
Acato's support functions also participate in continuous education taking courses through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), as well as online training opportunities.
Each of these avenues contribute to our culture of continual learning, ensure that we deliver excellent servicece to our customers, and support our employees as lifetime learners.