During a recent interview for a co-op, he listed on his resume that he had built a game in Unity. I understand the reason why he would list this as programming experience since he is a sophomore in college, but since my company is a transportation company, it doesn't directly relate to what we would have him doing. I understand the value of self-taught programming, but when it came to how he completed the project is where my question stems.
As a hobby, I have also started learning how to use Unity to create games using tutorials and videos online. It is a great way to get your feet wet in a language or technology.
When I questioned him as to how he built the game in Unity, I directly asked him if he read a book, watched some videos, or followed along with tutorials. He replied that he followed along with a tutorial.
How much value should an interviewer put into experience generated from step-by-step tutorials that do all of the coding for you?