new collar

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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3 August 2020

IBM awards its three millionth digital badge (and disrupts the labor market in five big ways)

IBM has recently issued its three millionth digital badge! What started out as a simple idea to attract talent has turned into the most influential IT credential program in the world. Now, IBM has issued its three millionth badge and hosts about 2,500 activities where badges are issued. The idea was born in a conference […]

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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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4 December 2018

IBM is building the future of ‘New Collar’ jobs with digital badges – published in Evolllution

Excepted from The Evolllution, a go-to source for opinions and information on non-traditional higher education for more than 50,000 monthly visitors. The interview discusses the value proposition for New Collar and digital badges and provides specific examples on how IBM is leading in this area. In this interview, David Leaser and Rachel Akers discuss how the […]

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15 October 2018

How do we skill up the next generation of IT talent? IBM has a plan with New Collar

By David Leaser When Buckminster Fuller developed the idea of knowledge doubling — the idea that the knowledge in the world doubles at a predictable and accelerating rate — he proposed that in 1900, human knowledge was doubling every 100 years and by the 1950s, that number had been reduced to 25 years. Today, knowledge […]

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