IBM Expands Partnerships with Colleges for Tech Jobs

IBM announced Wednesday that it is expanding its partnerships with community colleges in an effort to train more workers for what the company describes as “new collar jobs”—skilled positions in fast growing tech fields that don’t necessarily require a traditional four-year degree.

IBM chairman, president, and CEO Ginni Rometty announced the news at a Business Roundtable panel on addressing the skills gap in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning alongside assistant to the president Reed Cordish, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), and J.P. Morgan Chase chairman and CEO Jaime Dimon.

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