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This summer IBM will host nearly 2,000 U.S. students for a unique learning experience that will focus on underrepresented minority backgrounds to help them build skills for jobs in tech.

The virtual programs include 1,000 paid summer internships for students from P-TECH schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Texas and more — 90% of which are young men and women of color. At P-TECH schools, students earn public high school diplomas and no-cost associate degrees, as well as professional experience for STEM careers.  Additionally, 1,000 students will participate in IBM Accelerate, an 8-week live, free interactive learning program to prepare early-year U.S. college students for careers in technology.

Obed Louissaint,  IBM Senior Vice President, Transformation & Culture said, “We recognize that we need to actively carve out pathways for non-traditional workplace learning experiences to help make highly skilled jobs more inclusive and accessible to people from all walks of life.”

IBM Invests in Students to Broaden and Diversify Talent Pool for Tech Jobs

This summer, IBM will invest in 2,000 students for its P-Tech and IBM Accelerate programs preparing them for in-demand jobs. Obed Louissaint, Senior Vice President of Transformation & Culture at IBM, and Justice Heughan, a program alum, talk about the company's efforts to focus on underserved communities to help broaden and diversify the talent pool.

Interested parents and students log onto P-TECH and IBM Accelerate

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