IBM extends its digital education resources to all for free

Written by Joel Mangan | March 16, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

IBM has extended its online education resources to all for free:  IBM Skills  Open P-TECH  IBM AI Education series for teachers The global scale and speed of disruption in education from the COVID-19 pandemic is “unparalleled” according to the United Nations with an estimated 290 million students impacted globally and growing as several schools and ...read more

Driven By Purpose

Written by Guillermo Miranda | February 27, 2020 | Corporate Responsibility, P-TECH

Historically, it was thought that a company’s primary responsibility was to its investors and to “shareholder value” or “shareholder return.” Last summer, the Business Roundtable issued new guidance on corporate governance indicating that to be successful companies should not only focus on short-term profit margins, but also on long-term relationships with their customers, hometown communities, employees, suppliers, ...read more

Mentoring matters: Pour wisdom into others

Written by Monique Collins | January 29, 2020 | P-TECH

Every now and then, everyone gets stuck at a fork in the road, and the path forward is unclear. For me, it happened when I was 21 and had been working in retail for three years. At the time, I was an Operations and Staffing Manager, but felt there was more for me to do. ...read more

P-TECH 2019: Paving new paths in education

Written by Joel Mangan | December 19, 2019 | P-TECH

As 2019 comes to a close, I want to thank all the education and industry partners, and IBMers for their energy and dedication to preparing our youth, through P-TECH, for the future of work. When we started this initiative back in 2011 in collaboration with industry partners and educators in the public education system, our ...read more

Support our students, providing help when they need it

Written by Aaron Hobbs | December 17, 2019 | P-TECH

Like many educational administrators in Canada and around the world, I can be guilty of spending too much time staring at a computer screen. In my role as Development Manager for the Six Nations Polytechnic STEAM Academy in Brantford, Ontario, this time is critical to my work. However, I also recognize that if we, as ...read more

Back to School: P-TECH Voices from Around the World on Why It Matters

Written by Joel Mangan | September 11, 2019 | P-TECH

It’s back to school season but parents, students, and teachers are not the only ones thinking about education – it’s on the mind of industry leaders, too. For nearly the last decade, a labor market characterized by a growing mismatch between skills and jobs has heightened concerns about the continuous widening of the skills gap. ...read more

P-TECH Aims to Make Irish Workforce More Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive

Written by Darryl Dowdall | August 21, 2019 | P-TECH

As a P-TECH industry partner working at Irish Life & Canada Life in Dublin’s north east inner city, we’re working to integrate innovative and emerging technologies in our business –with support from local community talent to make our workforce more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. And after last week in New York City at the first ...read more