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IBM to close the global skills gap

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The American technology giant, IBM, has announced its highly notable and groundbreaking commitment of providing 30 million people around the globe with the skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. 

 

The corporation’s ambitious declaration comes with a clearly and carefully thought through plan that will involve over 170 new academic and industry partnerships. With this program, IBM aims
to expand access to education and in-demand technical roles, closing the global skills gap and providing career opportunities in the tech industry.

 

The company’s plan will involve multiple broad spectrum educational programs and collaborations with universities, governmental entities, employment agencies and NGOs, such as Junior Achievement Americas in LATAM, the Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong, War Child in Sweden and many more.

 

“Talent is everywhere; training opportunities are not. This is why we must take big and bold steps to expand access to digital skills and employment opportunities so that more people – regardless of their background – can take advantage of the digital economy,” said Arvind Krishna, IBM Chairman and CEO.