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1 June 2021

Start on the path to lifelong learning and employability with IBM

In 2020, the global workforce lost an equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs, an estimated $3.7 trillion in wages and 4.4% of global GDP, a staggering toll on lives and livelihoods. While vaccine rollout has begun and the growth outlook is predicted to improve, an even socio-economic recovery is far from certain. As we look […]

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25 April 2021

Using Education to Build skills for Social inclusion Globally: IBM at Coursera Conference 2021

Improving the job market prospects and quality of work for those disadvantaged needs to be a focus for government agencies, higher education institutions and industry partners alike. Concerted and focused efforts are needed to improve outreach, quality and relevance of education and training, and improve the pathways to the world of work. Given the heterogeneity […]

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1 March 2021

IBMs Popular Data Science Programs Now Available in Multiple Languages

The pandemic is accelerating the technological trends that were already changing the future of work: Automation, as technology creates new ways of doing work that once required human intervention Digitization, in which a 8 in 10 jobs now require digital skills Hybridization, where jobs combine skill sets that traditionally did not need to co-exist. For eg: […]

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30 October 2020

Jobs of Tomorrow: Opportunities and Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market and accelerated the arrival of the future of work. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report provides the insights needed to orient labor markets and workers towards opportunity today and in the future of […]

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5 October 2020

IBM Launches New Collar Professional Certificates on Coursera

A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organizations had accelerated their digital transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Participating businesses are seeing more clearly the critical role people play in driving their ongoing change. Leaders surveyed called out organizational complexity, inadequate skills, and employee burnout as the […]

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5 November 2019

Lifelong learning is the key to your future

Using a growth mindset with continuous learning to transition from jobs to super jobs As the nature of human work changes in the emerging technological context, a new workforce is set to emerge, requiring diverse skills. Innovating and succeeding in this continually evolving landscape provides executives with a unique challenge. To drive innovation using new […]

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23 September 2019

Announcing NEW IBM Professional Certificates on Coursera

Josh Bersin states in his article Career Management goes mission critical ; “One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career. Today this has radically changed, giving birth to a new set […]

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21 January 2019

New Collar: IBM@European Commission

The definition of New Collar The terminology of “New Collar” was introduced in 2017 by Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. It is a derivation from the popular categories of White Collar and Blue Collar jobs. It describes familiar job roles that do not need Bachelor’s degrees or similar. The definition made sense. The market adopted […]

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23 September 2018

Social Learning in Practice at IBM

What is social learning and how can it help drive engagement and develop a culture of learning? The social learning theory of Bandura emphasizes the importance of observing and modeling the behaviors, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. Bandura (1977) states: “Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely […]

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23 August 2018

IBM announces Data Science Professional Certificate on Coursera

The swelling demand for data scientists coupled with the evident skills gap has implications for the global economy as well as the tech industry. What’s causing it, and what can be done to address it? In 2017, Burning Glass Technologies, Business-Higher Education Forum and IBM came together to produce a report on the demand for data […]

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31 July 2018

Announcing IBM Badges and new specializations on Coursera

While summer months are all about long, lazy days, it’s also the perfect time for skills building. Whether it’s for a new project you’ve undertaken or a new role you aspire to – or even a new hobby that interests you, there’s always something new to learn. With our partnership with Coursera, not only are […]

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13 June 2018

Skills + Recognition = Career enhancement

Start stacking your resume with digital credentials that matter Today, we must constantly hone and enhance our skills to remain relevant in the workforce. As a society, we know we need to rapidly re-skill vast number of people on an ongoing basis to both remain relevant globally and to avoid long periods of high unemployment. […]

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23 February 2018

Can MOOCs Solve your IBM Skills Problem ?

Today, leaders in business, government and around the world are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, markets and society – changes that are having a major impact on economies and employment. The primary concern for most business leaders is the skill level of their employees. A survey sponsored by Cisco Systems finds “lack of competent […]

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31 January 2018

Coursera as platform for IBMs Blockhain courses and more

Background You may wonder why I’m writing about Coursera and IBM. The real question is why IBM decided to make content available together with them. IBM has a perfectly working Education Business Model. This model is based on Global Training Providers. And it has lots of success in quality, coverage and driven skills. The Training Providers […]

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