IBM commits to skill 30 mln people globally by 2030
15 Oct 2021
IBM has unveiled a groundbreaking commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030.
In a statement today, the New York-headquartered technology corporation said to achieve this goal, IBM has created a clear roadmap with 170 new partnerships and programme expansions in more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The effort would leverage IBM’s existing programmes and career-building platforms to expand access to education and in-demand technical roles.
It said the plan relies on its broad combinations of programmes and includes collaborations with universities and key government entities, including employment agencies.
“Partnerships extend to non-governmental organisations as well, particularly those that focus on groups such as underserved youth, women, and military veterans,” it said.
In Malaysia, the company said it recently announced a collaboration with Politeknik Balik Pulau (PBU) in Penang to establish the IBM SkillsBuild@PBU Learning Institute, which is expected to benefit nearly 800 students at the polytechnic annually.
“Under the collaboration, PBU would tap into IBM SkillsBuild platform to access free accredited learning content, badges to certify learning and career development coaching from IBM experts,” it said.
Through IBM SkillsBuild@PBU Learning Institute, the company said the polytechnic aims to produce the country’s brightest young minds and provide them with the opportunity to learn the relevant skills and thrive in the future digital economy.