Darren Surch

By Darren Surch on 17 July 2023

IBM Releases 16 New IBM Digital Badges for z/OS Mainframe

IBM has released 16 new mainframe focused IBM digital badges mapped to IBM Training Partner Interskill Learning’s release of new and updated z/OS elearning courses. They form part of Interskill’s online resource of over 300 mainframe courses, simulations, videos, assessments, and labs, all benchmarked by over 130 IBM Skills Badges and Professional Certificates. For more […]

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By Darren Surch on 16 May 2023

134,000 reasons that Mainframe Skills are Flourishing!

In 2016, in a landmark collaboration with Interskill Learning, IBM awarded an IBM digital skills badge to a mainframer for completing an online curriculum of mainframe skills training. Little did anyone know the impact this beginning would have on global mainframe workforce skills. Today, after 7 years, IBM has just awarded its 134,000th IBM digital […]

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By Darren Surch on 29 March 2022

Landmark Collaboration between IBM and Interskill Learning creates IBM Professional Certificates for IBM Z.

A landmark collaboration between IBM and IBM Business Partner and IBM Digital Badge Program member Interskill Learning, has brought the future of digital credentialing to the IBM Z mainframe computing industry. Just released, the new IBM Professional Certificates are rigorous and sophisticated, IBM digital credentials featuring a stackable badge credential methodology and trackable, verifiable, analyzable […]

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By on 29 November 2021

Interskill wins 2nd Training Industry Award for 2021!

IBM Business Partner and IBM Digital Badge Program member Interskill Learning has received a second 2021 award from Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning. Interskill is now on both the prestigious Training Industry ‘2021 Top IT Training Companies‘ Watch List, and on the Training Industry ‘2021 Top Online Learning Library […]

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By Darren Surch on 5 December 2017

Getting to know Interskill

Background My name is Darren Surch, COO of Interskill Learning, Americas. A proud mainframer for a quarter century, I have helped design and implement mainframe workforce training programs for Z mainframe organizations on every continent except Antarctica! (Penguins don’t make good COBOL Programmers apparently.) And one more thing that’s just so seismic I have to […]

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