IBM today announced it is expanding partnerships with numerous community colleges in the United States to better prepare more Americans for "New Collar" career opportunities.
Included on the list is a partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College. IBM and NICC's Dubuque campus this month are launching a customized five-week course for incoming IBM New Collar interns from the school, as well as entry-level IBM employees. The course will focus on in-demand skills, such as computer ethics, time management and introductions to operating system platforms, virtualization, coding and IT trouble shooting.
IBM has long-standing academic training partnerships with more than 70 U.S. universities and community colleges to help address America's growing skills gap.