The IBM zSystems Connections Events Roadshow: The IBM zSystems Skills team is traveling to show
students and educators first hand all of the amazing opportunities out there for students to take advantage of as part of the IBM zSystems Community!
IBM Cybersecurity, Mainframe Apprenticeships Help Job Seekers Earn Up To 48 College Credits: Today, IBM
announced two more of its technology apprenticeship programs earned official recognition from the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credits.
Diverse Talent: The New Easy Button for United States IBM zSystems Employers
Helping New to Z’ers thrive through connection, by Meredith Stowell: Join the New to IBM zSystems
network and learn with others
Application Modernization with IBM z/OS Learning Journey: No cost education offered by IBM to get
started on a career track toward Application Development on IBM zSystems.
Build your skills
Application Developer on IBM zSystems learning path and competency model:
IBM zSystems Administrator Learning Journey: This no cost path launches your career as an IBM zSystems
Administrator. Build skills in IBM zSystems, a platform used in the world’s most critical businesses.
Build your skills
System Admin on IBM zSystems learning path and competency model:
IBM Z Xplore is a new, comprehensive learning experience to introduce learners to IBM zSystems and enterprise computing. The experience includes a gaming app, a learning
with access to IBM zSystems for hands-on challenges, and a student contest.
The IBM LinuxONE Community Cloud is a no-charge, 24 x 7, enterprise-grade, open access, shared public cloud environment on IBM’s LinuxONE platform. Sign up for 120-day
access to a virtual server to develop, test, or run open source applications on LinuxONE, or to access any of the other services offered.
Try the latest IBM® Z® software today at no charge, and with no installation required. These no-charge trials are available within two hours for three days. Register and get
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There’s a whole new generation of computing talent ready to begin their careers. When talking to early professionals be positive, emphasize the strengths, value, and
benefits of enterprise computing. Engage recent hires in recruitment efforts, partner with Academic Initiative schools, and explore non-traditional programs. Explore the
Employer Resource Catalog for more hints and guidance.
There are many options to help train new hires as well as cross-skill and up-skill incumbent employees. Explore the many resources available. However, training is not only
about course work and content; mentors play an important role in ensuring that knowledge and expertise are assimilated and applied by early career employees. Pairing
mentoring with on-the-job training can accelerate learning and increase confidence for your recent hires.
Create opportunities for employees to thrive. Provide leadership opportunities, assign positive career mentors, encourage attendance and participation at industry events,
and foster a sense of community. While a recent hire may be learning how to do the job, opportunities still exist for having a voice and making an impact to the company and
the broader Z community.