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Your digital transformation requires the right enterprise IT platforms and IT skills. IBM is helping to build the next generation of talent by partnering the academic community with IBM, clients and partners. Together, we are filling skills gaps so that industries can leverage the superior security, availability, scalability, and efficiency of the IBM mainframe.

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Master the Mainframe

Use the hands-on, virtual platform and earn open badges.

Start coding

Explore tutorials, code patterns, learning series and more.

Academic students

Get 56 hours of online courses and earn open badges.

What is a mainframe?

Get to know the servers able to process trillions of transactions securely – on prem or hybrid cloud.

Be inspired

Learn how these developers got started

Learn and connect

Join the IBM Z Student Community.


Cultivate talent

Guide to recruit, train and retain IBM Z skills.

Partner with universities

See which schools offer mainframe education.

Build new talent

Use the Mainframe Apprenticeship roadmap.

Build new collar talent

Explore apprenticeships and non-traditional training programs.

Find employees

Search and contact skilled talent.

Connect young professionals

Use Gen Z programs.


Course materials

Find presentations, labs, quizzes for over 25 courses.

Hands-on exercises

Get free access to z/OS and Linux on IBM Z.

Share and promote

Send details of your courses to share with employers and student.

Get started quickly

Incorporate content and exercises into a course.

Contest and learning

Incorporate either the contest or learning system into your class.

Connect, learn and share

Be part of the IBM Z Educator Community.

See what IBM Z skills can do for you

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