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.”