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No-Code Trainer: Responsibilities And Challenges

January 3, 2024
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Maria Arif

With a gradual drift of IT industry from code to no-code, no-code trainers have become an integral part of the organizations that deliver quick IT solutions using no-code platforms. The role of a no-code trainer includes many responsibilities from designing training program to collaborating with the project manager to understand project requirements and preparing resources accordingly.

The key responsibilities for this role are as follows:

  • Learning before Training: As a trainer, you should be aware of the new technologies yourself before you start training others. A No- code platform constantly enriches itself with reusable components, features and integrations set-up that are added frequently on demand of the users. A trainer should keep himself updated on the same.
  • Designing a Training Program: For every new intern, there should be a properly planned training program that would help him/her to move onto client projects in minimum time.
  • Creating Training Material: Well formulated training resources should be made available to the IT resources in terms of documents, sample projects or videos. This saves the time required for resolving the basic doubts that every intern usually face.
  • Helping with a Demo Project: Before moving a resource to a client project, the trainer should help him/her to create a demo project from ERD and flowcharts to user interaction screen, to understand the platform as well as the expected way of implementation that the organization follows.
  • Troubleshooting: A trainer should help the trainees in resolving the errors they face. Every task can be implemented in multiple ways, but the trainer should help the trainees identify the most efficient way taking in consideration all the present as well as future scenarios to increase productivity and minimize downtime
  • Evaluating the Effectiveness: The trainer should frequently evaluate the effectiveness of the trainee on some pre-defined criterias to understand the strength and weakness. This not only helps in understanding how fit the trainee is to join a particular client project, but also helps to evaluate the training program itself.
  • Collaborating with the Project Manager: The trainer should constantly be in touch with the PM to understand the project requirements. He should then update the learning material/program accordingly. He should provide report about the progress for every trainee to help the PM plan resources for different projects.
  •  Keeping in Touch: Once interns have moved on to be an on-roll employees and are busy with their assignments, the trainer should frequently get in touch with them to understand if they are facing any issues and the areas where more focus should be provided on training that would prepare new interns better.

Though no-code is often addressed as the future of the software industry, its still in its infancy. So, most of the interns who join a no-code based organization are usually traditional coders who are new to this platform. Though, this platform provides ample of reusable components that quicken the process of development, yet it takes considerable amount of time to understand its features, how it integrates with other technologies or how its built-in features can be customized according to the requirements. This poses many challenges for a no-code trainer. Some of these are as follows:

  • New Platform: This is often a new platform for the coders which require more logical reasoning than following the syntax of a language to build required application.
  • Understanding the Built-in Components: As no-code provides many built-in components, trainer should help the trainee understand these features.
  • Customizing the Interfaces: Though options are provided for templates, fonts, styles and colors, yet there is a limitation on the choices as compared to traditional coding. But, there is always a way in these platforms to enhance the capabilities and interfaces by using code based technologies. A trainer should help in understanding how the platform provides a room for this.
  • Integrating with External Applications: No-code platforms usually allow integration with external applications with an easy-to-use protocol. But it is bit different from the way it is done in traditional coding. A trainer, thus need to create scenarios for the trainee and help them understand how these integrations take place.
  • Being Patient: Working on a new platform, trainees are sure to come to the trainer with lot of errors until they have a sound understanding about how various components sit together. The trainer should be patient to resolve these errors.
  • Time Management: Apart from investing time in training and resolving isssues raised by the trainees, the trainer should devote time to research about new ways to harness the potential of the no-code platform. This would in turn help other members of the organization to build more efficient applications.

Thus, though the role of a no-code trainer is very important, it comes with a set of responsibilities and challenges. With a properly planned training program and learning material, a trainer can provide the organization with skilled resources in short time to help increase its overall productivity and efficiency.