Today’s businesses are in the cusp of a new shift that happens every 20 to 25 years, says Harriet Green, chairman and CEO, IBM Asia Pacific.
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Tara, Port Allen and Brusly high schools will become the first public schools in Louisiana to participate in an education program that will train students for STEM jobs and potentially open doors for employment at IBM and Dow Chemical.
America's economy and our public schools are inextricably linked. In Colorado, growth industries such as advanced manufacturing, information technology (IT) and aerospace have strengthened our economy and provided the foundation for innovation and investment in our communities.
In recent years, IBM has found that too few college graduates have the requisite skills to succeed in its 21st century workplace. To fix the problem, the company simply founded its own school.
The Senate Education Committee unanimously passed SB 1243 with bi-partisan support. The legislation is authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino, D- La Cañada Flintridge, and sponsored by IBM. SB 1243 proposes a unique early college/high school technology pathway program which is known as P-TECH.
This fall, dozens of ninth-graders at three Capitol region high schools are slated to start a six-year job training program that will put them in line for potential jobs at IBM and Dow Chemical.
My son is a full-time college student, and my daughter graduated nearly three years ago. But if I had a high school–age child at home today, I would definitely look into P-TECH as an option.
The campaign to give Chicago Public School students the expertise they need to qualify for technology jobs got a boost on Thursday, thanks to a process Mayor Rahm Emanuel likened to speed dating.
The latest reports showing an improved economy, rising wages and low unemployment represent good news. A closer look, however, reveals that the U.S. still faces a skills crisis that could endanger economic growth.