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Open P-TECH has changed its name to SkillsBuild for Students and Educators.

Learn your way to an exclusive training experience with Open P-Tech and iD Tech

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Learn new skills in Open P-Tech then take these skills to the next level with iD Tech’s one-on-one tutoring with industry experts. What do you dream of doing- Do you want to develop your 3D game in Unity? Make mods for Minecraft? Start a YouTube channel? This is your chance to learn from the best in the biz.

IBM is partnering with iD Tech to give 200 students private tutoring with leading experts. Follow the steps below for a chance to earn 4 one-hour private lessons of your choice!

Step 1


Register for Open P-TECH and access hundreds of exciting courses on essential professional skills and cutting-edge technologies.

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Step 2

Earn a badge

Earn any one of Open P-TECH’s digital badges (you now have something to put on your first resume!). A badge is a certification that you have completed all the courses and learning activities required for that topic. Once you have the badge you can share this on your professional profiles and show off your accomplishment!

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How it works

Earn your badge and we will let you know if you’ve earned a spot for iD Tech’s Online Private Lessons.

Once you have earned a spot for iD Tech’s Online Private Lessons, you will be able to select your topic and schedule your lessons. (There are 4 one-hour lessons)

You will need access to a computer and the Internet (at home, at a library, at a friend’s house) to participate in your Online Private Lessons. (Depending on which topic you are interested in, you might need something a bit more powerful than a Chromebook)

IBM will award spots on a first-come / first-served basis. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. IBM also reserves the right to tweak the rules if there’s some sort of problem (like a global pandemic or whatever).

Terms and Conditions

Build your skills. Earn a badge for your resume. Work one-on-one with experts through iD Tech’s Online Private Lessons!