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The modernized Perkins Act (finally) passed. Here’s what it means for American students.

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.

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IBM Applauds Passage of Legislation to Modernize Perkins Career and Technical Education Act

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released this statement following passage by the House and Senate of legislation to bring American career and technical education programs into the 21st century:

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IBM Applauds Senate HELP Committee Passage of Perkins Act Modernization Bill

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released this statement following a vote by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to advance bipartisan legislation that would update and modernize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act:

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Four skills we should teach our students for the tech jobs of the future

Today we’re seeing a transformational shift in society. Driven by innovations like AI, cloud computing, blockchain and data analytics, industries from cybersecurity to healthcare to agriculture are being revolutionized. These innovations are creating new jobs but also changing existing ones—and require new skills that our workforce must be equipped with. 

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