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.
Nearly 40 years before the first class of P-TECH students graduated high school with an associate’s degree and a pathway to a new collar career in tech (and before the term “new collar” was even coined), Albert Schneider was on his way to becoming the first new collar IBMer. Albert began working full time after […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
We all honor those who serve our country—not just on Veteran’s Day, but every day. Our United States veterans embody American resiliency and commitment to service, during both times of war and peace. This selfless service is what continues to give strength and security to our great nation. I can only think of one honor […]
Data is the phenomenon of our time. It is the world’s new natural resource, growing exponentially not only in quantity but more importantly in form. Every action and interaction, every decision and relationship, every event occurring in any of the world’s complex systems, natural and human-made, is now being expressed as data. Read the introduction […]
IBM talent expert Sam Ladah on why the tech industry must shift mindsets on skills and recruiting in order to close America's skills gap.