Apprenticeships

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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Apprenticeships at IBM: From Teacher to Student

Throughout his high school career and the jobs that followed, Brandon Whittington has always had an interest in technology. Then one day he took a job at a local elementary school. The job was unique in that he was responsible not only for maintaining and repairing the school’s network of computers, but also for teaching […]

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Apprenticeships at IBM: Trading in Traditional Schooling for a 21st Century Apprenticeship

There are a lot of ways to learn, and for some, like Josh Hannaford, traditional classroom learning isn’t the most effective. Josh always had a passion for technology and computer programming, as well as a curiosity that kept him learning and exploring, but when it came to classroom-style learning, something just didn’t click. Because of […]

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Apprenticeships at IBM: Experience is the Best Teacher

Dale Haiducek is a long-time believer in learning by doing – one of the many reasons he’s a natural for IBM’s new registered apprenticeship program. “My most powerful learning experiences have come when I’ve immersed myself in a task or in a particular work environment,” he says. Dale’s interest in science and technology goes back […]

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Apprenticeships at IBM: From Licensed Nurse to Registered Apprentice

Tara Welch has just finished her first week as a registered apprentice. She’s exhausted and exhilarated for two reasons: First, she’s not in debilitating pain every time she takes a step or moves. Second, she’s finally starting her new career as a software engineer. Three years ago Tara was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. […]

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