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IBM Skill Building Initiatives

IBM Skill Building Initiatives

Technology is now an integral part of any organization, across industries and job functions—from developers creating mobile applications to marketers using business analytics to gleam customer insight in the CMO's office. Whether it’s a student learning about how analytics is transforming the marketing industry or a developer learning new best practices to protect an application from the latest cyber security threats, the need for highly skilled individuals continues to grow.

IBM is taking significant steps to help shrink the IT skills gap by offering resources for students, educators and IT practitioners in advanced technology areas such as business analytics, big data, commerce, mobile computing, cloud computing, social business and cyber security. The initiatives include new training courses and resources for IT professionals, training, technology and curriculum materials for faculty, and expanded programs to directly engage students with real-world business challenges.

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News releases
Date Title
31 Jan 2013 Kenyan Universities Work with IBM to Develop IT Leaders of the Future
05 Dec 2012 IBM Launches New Skills Programs to Help Students and Technology Professionals Prepare for Jobs of the Future


  • Universities in Kenya have partnered with IBM

    Universities in Kenya have partnered with IBM

    Date added: 31 Jan 2013

    Three major Universities in Kenya have partnered with IBM in an initiative that will help universities strengthen their educational programs so graduates can compete at the top of any industry. The IBM Country General Manager for East Africa, Tony Mwai (right) and Strathmore University's @iLabAfrica Director Dr. Joseph Sevilla (left) exchange the partnership agreement. (Credit: IBM)

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Melissa Turesky
IBM Media Relations
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