ITExperience INC. collaborates with IBM to equip learners for STEM-related careers
Houston, USA, 02/14/2023 – ITExperience INC. today announced that it is working with IBM to equip Adult learners and Job Seekers with no-cost STEM education and career readiness resources. To that end, ITExperience is providing enhanced access to IBM SkillsBuild, a no-cost education program focused on underrepresented communities, that helps develop valuable new skills and equitable access to career opportunities in technology fields.
“We’re excited to collaborate with ITExperience INC. to work toward making technology learning more accessible to everyone,” said Justina Nixon-Saintil, IBM Chief Impact Officer. “Through our work with partners, we provide enhanced, free access to tech learning and workplace skills via IBM SkillsBuild. Together, we’re committed to investing in the future of tech talent across industries.”
As part of this collaboration, ITExperience INC. will work directly with underrepresented communities, including Hispanic and Black communities, as well as women returning to the workforce enhancing their IBM SkillsBuild experiences, by preparing participants for pathways to tech roles through our robust catalog of advanced and technology-specific programs in collaboration with IBM, a curated community, mentoring, and employment support following training completion.
IBM and ITExperience INC’s collaboration is part of IBM’s commitment to equipping 30 million people globally with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. IBM is investing in both the future of work with a holistic, end-to-end ecosystem approach that fosters access to education and training while creating a more diverse pipeline of applicants. This collaboration comes as IBM unveiled the results of a global skills survey, conducted with Morning Consult. The study revealed widespread misconceptions about skills and careers in technology and highlighted accessible pathways for students and job seekers to pursue a future in technology.
About IBM SkillsBuild
IBM SkillsBuild is a free education program focused on underrepresented communities in tech, that helps adult learners, and high school and university students and faculty, develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities. The program includes an online platform that is complemented by customized practical learning experiences delivered in collaboration with a global network of partners.
The open version of IBM SkillsBuild is an online platform that offers over 1,000 courses in 19 languages on cybersecurity, data analysis, cloud computing, and many other technical disciplines — as well as in workplace skills such as Design Thinking. Most important, participants can earn IBM-branded digital credentials that are recognized by the market.
The enhanced partner version of IBM SkillsBuild may also include workshops, expert conversations with IBM coaches and mentors, project-based learning, access to IBM software, specialized support from partners through the learning process, and connection to career opportunities.