Designed to help industry professionals throughout the data centre and network infrastructure sectors looking for one-to-one guidance regarding their own professional knowledge, certification and qualification progression, or next steps regarding recommended professional development activities to help boost their careers. It will also be valuable for those looking to enter the industry, to discuss and explore the best route to take.
The service is headed up by the experienced CNet technical team, Paul Gorman and Pat Drew who, between them, have over 60 years of experience within the data centre and network infrastructure sectors.
Paul is responsible for the technical content of all CNet’s technical education programs spanning The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework. Having worked as a Telecommunications Engineer for the British Army and within commercial environments working to design and implement complex network and IT delivery programs, Paul is well placed to offer advice and guidance regarding development and knowledge progression.
Pat has over 24 years of experience in the data centre industry. He has worked in various high-profile roles from Network Engineer to Data Centre Manager, covering Europe, North America and Asia. Pat has successfully completed the Business Sustainability Management program from the world-leading sustainability institution, the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Pat is helping CNet spread the message about the importance of sustainability across the industry.
Making use of the new service is quick and easy, individuals just complete a simple online form on the CNet Training website, and a member of the team will be in touch to liaise directly with the individual to provide free advice and guidance.
The launch of the Education Advice Service will also help to tackle the industry’s on-going skills shortage by providing information on education pathways to help get people into the industry and to give industry professionals the confidence, support and information to help them excel in their career within the digital infrastructure industry.