STEM Education

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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Four decades. Nine jobs. One company. Meet Albert, IBM’s first-ever new collar employee.

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 […]

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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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IBM Congratulates House on Passage of Perkins Act to Modernize Career and Technical Education

Washington, D.C. – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today issued this statement on the House passage of the bipartisan H.R. 2353, The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act: “IBM applauds today’s House passage of H.R. 2353. By updating and reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Congress has an opportunity […]

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IBM Applauds Executive Order Expanding U.S. Apprenticeship Programs

Washington, D.C. – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today issued the following statement on a Trump Administration Executive Order designed to expand apprenticeship programs: “Apprenticeships are a proven and effective way to prepare more students for successful careers, including New Collar roles where a Bachelor’s degree is not always required. IBM welcomes the Trump Administration’s focus on […]

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