New Collar jobs

Modernized Perkins Act Finally Passes!

Across the country families are completing their annual back-to-school rituals. Binders and backpacks are flying off the shelves and students are returning to the familiar flow of the classroom. But this year something big has changed, something that will have an immediate and positive impact on American education. This week the modernized Carl D. Perkins […]

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Training Canadian Veterans for New Collar Opportunities

For many Canadian military veterans, transitioning from service into the civilian workforce can be challenging; as such, they are often looking for different ways to apply their expertise and skills to new careers. At IBM, we have recognized this challenge and have created a program to engage and assist those who have served by creating […]

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“Ever Upward” for Excelsior Academy’s First Graduates

Excelsior – the motto of New York State – means “ever upward,” and signifies New Yorkers’ desire to achieve. I can think of no better name for our P-TECH school within Newburgh Free Academy than “Excelsior Academy” – the school I lead, in partnership with IBM and the Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange). Excelsior Academy is a […]

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Norwalk Early College Academy Mints Its First Graduates

After just four years, Norwalk Early College Academy (NECA) is proud to honor the first graduates of our “six-year” P-TECH program. Our partnership with Norwalk Community College and IBM enable us to provide rigorous high school and college coursework leading to a no-cost associate degree in software engineering, web development or mobile programming, and the […]

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“Keeping It Real” on International Women’s Day

The tech industry has a lot to answer for these days. It is no longer is acceptable to create social platforms without overseeing their use, to capture data without protecting privacy, or to ignore cultural diversity when developing new tools “for all.” IBM takes its stewardship of innovation, technology and their consequences seriously. And we […]

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Preparing Veterans for Rewarding New Collar Careers

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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Starting Over with the Right Training for a New Collar Career

When Felicia Barnett left the Air Force, she did not believe she would find another role that met her personal passion for service. After successfully completing IBM’s skills training program, she now enjoys using cutting edge technology to help protect consumers’ financial data in her role as a senior business analyst for TD Bank. IBM’s Veterans […]

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From the Frontlines of the Army to Cybersecurity

IBM’s Veterans Employment Initiative provides software training, certification and job placement assistance to veterans pursuing careers as data analysts. IBM experts lead five-day training sessions at dozens of locations each year, featuring IBM i2® Analyst’s Notebook® software. Part of our Impact Grants portfolio, the initiative works with Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and Military Spouse […]

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What’s Next for IBM P-TECH?

In 2010 – in direct response to the skills crisis – IBM designed P-TECH, a grade 9 to 14 school. And from the launch of the first school in 2011, P-TECH has grown to nearly 70 schools across three continents – with more than 300 business partners following IBM’s design. There is only one reason […]

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By Teachers For Teachers: Teacher Advisor With Watson

When it comes to education, data shows that deep knowledge and practical skills in science and math levels the playing field of opportunity for a diverse population of young people, regardless of zip code. Despite the fact that success in math in the elementary grades connects directly to achievement across all subjects, elementary school teachers […]

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CUNY-IBM Watson Competition: Another Year, Another Challenge

Colleges and universities in the United States are readying for another year of preparing students for future careers and life choices. Their challenge is substantial, for at a time when the U.S. has over a half million open technology jobs, our universities are producing just over one-tenth that number of computer science graduates. This disconnect, […]

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How Two IBM Interns Spent Their “Summer Vacation”

It’s coming up on “back-to-school” season in the U.S., and students all over the country will be asked to write the dreaded essay, “How I Spent My Summer Vacation.” At least that’s the way it used to be. Education is undergoing an innovative reformulation – driven in large measure by the realities of the global […]

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P-TECH: Reflections on a Milestone

When we launched Brooklyn P-TECH in 2011, we had high hopes – for our students, for the community, for a transformation in education that would restore (and then advance) our mission to serve the next generation. We thought we had the right idea: to connect high school to college and “new collar” careers. And we […]

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Inspiring the “New Collar” Workforce of Tomorrow

From our early days as a company, IBM has demonstrated its commitment to finding the world’s best and brightest minds to join our ranks. Educating our workforce to meet new technological challenges has been a hallmark of our century-plus long legacy. As one can imagine, the technical skill set needed in the workplace then was […]

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Who Are Today’s Hidden Figures?

Check out this great profile of three new IBM P-TECH graduates — young women who are breaking barriers to pursue their interests in STEM education and New Collar Jobs. (This video was produced by theGrio.) Rashid Ferrod Davis is the Founding Principal of IBM’s Brooklyn P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School). Related Resource: […]

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