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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…

The ability to cope with pressure in the workplace is a much needed skill. Pressure is an integral part of every day, whether that pressure is a minor, routine inconvenience, or a huge burden that lasts for a long time. No matter what your job is, at some point you will definitely experience some level of pressure at work. This can happen occasionally, such as when a company is going through a significant transition, or it can be a part of your daily job. Nevertheless, pressure control is of great importance – otherwise you could burn out!   Only a small part of life is determined by what happens to you, with the major part being determined by how you deal with circumstances and events. This principle also applies to pressure; it is inescapable, so its effect is dictated by how you react to it. Learn to manage pressure in…