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Education & Skills

At IBM, we believe that the future belongs to all of us, not just some of us. We strive for access, inclusion, equity, and quality. We’re committed to providing our best technology and talent to help people across the globe build the skills of the future, helping them to chart their own paths into new-collar jobs. We partner with experts in the public and private sectors to make changes that have broad, lasting impact.


countries implementing P-TECH


veterans placed in jobs

How we are involved

Opportunities open with Morocco’s first P-TECH school

The first P-TECH school in a non-English speaking country opened in 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco. Ahmed Idrissi is one student who was turned down repeatedly. But thanks to teachers, mentors, and new skills, he now sees a bright future as an IT engineer.

Location: Morocco

UK vet gains the cybersecurity know-how he needed

Ivor Cook learned plenty about security during his 20 years in the British Army. After he left the service, he eventually realized he needed to add cybersecurity to his expertise.

Location: UK

Gaining new collar skills through P-TECH

As a kid, Gabriel Rosa thought tech was fun. By 14, he was a P-TECH freshman. At 16, an IBM intern. Now he’s one of dozens of P-TECH grads who works full-time at the company.

Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA

Learning & attention issues get AI support

Students with ADHD, dyslexia and other learning challenges often get inconsistent support in the classroom. IBM, Understood for All, and the National Center for Learning Disabilities are helping to change that.

Location: USA

Related Initiatives


P–TECH is a public-education model that provides young people from diverse backgrounds with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive tech jobs.

Education & Skills

IBM Volunteers

IBMers have desire and talent. The IBM Volunteers program has the resources. Together, let's help the world!

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Veteran Employment Accelerator

Helping military veterans prepare for careers in advanced data analytics by offering training and certification, and job placement assistance.

Education & Skills

IBM Service Corps

Community members and IBM employees collaborate on economic and social challenges that face communities around the world.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Teacher Advisor With Watson

Empowering teachers with IBM Watson to better meet the individual learning needs of every student.

Education & Skills


IBM SkillsBuild connects adult learners with a curated path of job-focused learning, supported by organizations that address their specific needs.

Education & Skills

Impact Grants

Boosting the impact of nonprofit and educational organizations worldwide with IBM’s consulting and technology know–how.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Human Trafficking

Working with NGOs, non–profits and industry partners to disrupt human trafficking by using cloud and AI technologies to identify patterns of activity to make communities safer.

Education & Skills, Disaster Resiliency, Health

Academic Relations

Providing academic organizations with software, course materials, access to IBM enterprise scale technologies and collaboration with experts so they can adapt their curricula to give students the skills they need for today’s job market.

Education & Skills

STEM for Girls

STEM for Girls — India is our Flagship CSR program where we reach out to over 200,000 government school girls in over 10 states in India and inspire them into the field of STEM.

Education & Skills