Economic Development

IBM Watson Helps Tackle Youth Unemployment in Belgium

Youth unemployment is a major concern in many European countries. For young people leaving school and entering the labor market it is especially important that they can rely on support from their employment agency for a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship. Equally important is that the service is […]

Making a Difference, Not Just a Living

If you know IBM, the scope and depth of the initiatives detailed in our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report will not surprise you. IBM undertakes actions at scale, and because corporate responsibility is fully integrated with our overall business strategy, our CSR programs are global in reach as they seek to enable fundamental transformations of societal […]

Building a Brighter Future for Connecticut’s Students

As a resident of Connecticut, I am pleased to serve in a leadership role with the company that created the P-TECH grade 9 to 14 schools model. P-TECH represents a series of critical innovations in the history of American education. And Connecticut’s Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) – a partnership among the Norwalk Public Schools, […]

Education and Innovation Are Essential to Turkey’s Economic Development

(Türkçe versiyonu aşağıdadır) With a strong history and expertise in innovation, IBM has put education as one of the core elements of its citizenship initiative to support the innovation culture. A quality education is of vital importance for Turkey’s young population and a catalyst for social and economic development. Within this in mind, IBM Citizenship […]

IBM P-TECH: Redefining Possibilities for a New Generation

Last June, we were proud to welcome our first six early P-TECH graduates to the ranks of educated men and women prepared for success in both the workplace and in higher education. Today, we are proud to announce that 32 more have joined their ranks – bringing to 38 the number of P-TECH scholars who […]

Closing the IT Skills Gap While Serving Those Who Have Served

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative, part of the IBM Impact Grant portfolio, connects IBM expert software trainers with qualified participants for five days of instruction on IBM® i2® Analyst’s Notebook®. At the conclusion of the instructional session, participants may take the exam for certification as an advanced data analyst. Employers are expected to fill nearly 200,000 jobs over the next […]

STEM Education: Preparing Kids for Jobs Their Parents Don’t Understand

At this week’s Milken Institute Global Conference, I joined an exciting and important discussion about closing the disconnect between education and college and career readiness. Watch and share the video of this discussion to learn how public-private partnerships — not finger pointing or assessing blame — are essential to ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s high […]

Ghana Is Only the Beginning of New IBM and Peace Corps Collaboration

Ghana has long been a launch pad for groundbreaking international collaboration. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy sent the very first group of Peace Corps volunteers to Ghana. Eight years ago, the inaugural IBM Corporate Service Corps team, which brings IBM consultants, services, and talent to the world pro bono, also traveled to Ghana. For […]

Honoring IBM’s Culture of Service

The 2015 winners of the eleventh annual IBM Volunteer Excellence Award have been announced. The IBM Volunteer Excellence Award is recognition from IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty, and is the highest form of global volunteer recognition given by the company to employees. IBM volunteers from 13 countries – nine teams and four individuals – […]

Why America Needs P-TECH to Succeed

by Rashid Ferrod Davis and Stanley S. Litow However successful, innovative models in education can become subject to critiques – especially if the model has received national and international acclaim. IBM P-TECH was launched with ambitious goals in 2011. At stake was the future of an underserved generation of young people, the yawning gap between […]

Building Hope in Nairobi’s Exploding Housing Market

Kenya is enjoying a sustained period of explosive growth as global industries jostle to capitalize on the country’s 21st century workforce. IBM recognized Kenya’s potential early, and located its 12th global research lab in Nairobi in 2013. IBM Research – Africa is driving innovation in key areas including water, agriculture, transportation, healthcare, financial inclusion, education, energy, security and e-government. But […]

Supporting Quality Education in Turkey

(Turkish version below) Education is the best legacy that a nation can give to its citizens. A robust education system in a country reflects and strengthens the social, cultural and moral values of the people. In addition, education is a vital investment for human and economic development. That’s why the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey […]

Data Science for a Better World

  IBM Fellow Saska Mojsilovic, Ph.D., led the creation of the Ebola Open Data Jam in 2014. A community effort which helped to identify, inventory and classify all open data sources related to the Ebola outbreak, it provided governments, aid agencies and researchers with free and open access to valuable open data related to Ebola. […]

Supporting Persons with Disabilities in India

In India – where the population of persons with disabilities is estimated to be greater than the overall population of the UK – people with disabilities (PwD) often are considered liabilities. Despite the 1995 Persons with Disabilities Act, which was revised in 2015 to guarantee jobs to persons with disabilities, more than two-thirds of that […]

Celebrating P-TECH’s Scholar-Athletes

On November 23rd, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels and IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs Vice President Stanley Litow announced Maryland’s commitment to open as many as four IBM P-TECH grade 9 – 14 schools in the City […]