Enter the 14th Annual Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. See categories below. The early entry deadline is on December 9th, 2021.

From the 2021 Impact Awards

Aligning Education, Skills & Meaningful Jobs

Winner in Phenom Award - Communications Team

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Aligning Education, Skills & Meaningful Jobs - IBM CSR, Research, Emb(race) and Skills Academy Communications Team

We are operating in a skills-led economy with a significant opportunity to close the skills gap in a manner that is equitable and develops a diverse pipeline of talent. In 2021, IBM accelerated and collaborated on a range of initiatives aimed at exponentially expanding access to affordable education models that map skills development to meaningful, well-paying industry jobs.  Some examples include:

IBM’s Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities: 

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 OneTen & IBM SkillsBuild:   

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Our Skills & Education Initiatives are a long term sustainable solution to staggering student debt, currently at $16 Trillion in the US, under-employment among today’s graduates and the urgency of closing the skills gap and accelerating pathways for diverse talent across all sectors.  We believe these models will have a multiplier effect across communities and generations and underscore diversity as a competitive advantage and key innovation driver for the markets of tomorrow. 

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