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RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote Open to the Public

System i Developer announces today that Steve Will, IBM i Chief Architect, will deliver the RPG & DB2 Summit Keynote address in an online forum that will be freely open to the IBM i community on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at noon (EDT).

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IBM today announced that it is providing no-cost, online coursework and a digital badge credential in a collaboration with Adobe. The collaboration is designed to help prepare students, particularly those from under-resourced backgrounds, for successful academic and professional careers by teaching them basic design principles and creativity tools that are highly valued by today's employers. All coursework is provided at no cost to learners through IBM's SkillsBuild for Students (https://skillsbuild.org/students) program.

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Today, IBM announced that its 21st century apprenticeship program has earned official recognition from the American Council on Education (ACE) which, for the first time, will allow IBM apprentices to translate their 12 months of on-the-job training for up to 45 college credits, or roughly three semesters of college coursework, from participating academic institutions.

IBM's technical apprenticeship in software engineering will allow past, current and future IBM apprentices to apply their credits at participating two and four-year institutions across the country. This offers a unique opportunity for apprentices to fast-track their progression toward an associate's or bachelor's degree in pursuit of their career goals.

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Organizations such as Forward Cities, Huntington National Bank, Jones Day, and The United Way join with IBM volunteers to provide entrepreneurs with advice on human resources; accounting; funding; legal; and digital marketing

IBM today announced the availability of Reigniting Small Business from IBM, a program aiming to provide no-cost, education and coaching designed to help small businesses run their companies more effectively as the COVID-19 pandemic eases.  

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Integration intended to streamline COVID-19 testing process and enable secure, verifiable digital credentials

IBM and CLX Health today announced plans to integrate IBM Digital Health Pass with CLX Health's TrustAssure platform to help provide individuals with a seamless, secure way to locate and schedule a COVID-19 test with a provider and create a verifiable credential to use, if needed, when returning to physical locations, such as an airplane, sports stadium or workplace. CLX TrustAssure is a global network of more than 15,000 labs across more than 82 countries.

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ManpowerGroup will allow learners on IBM SkillsBuild to progress to in-demand roles by connecting their skills with current market needs

This supports IBM's goal of helping to skill 500,000 people by the end of 2021 through the IBM SkillsBuild program

At VivaTech today, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna announced a new collaboration with 30 global organizations including governments, community colleges, non-profits, and employment agencies, focused on helping underserved populations improve their skills and employability.

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