IBM partnering with community colleges for high-tech job openings

IBM believes its high-tech jobs don’t necessarily require a traditional college degree.

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, IBM has deepened its relationship with 19 community colleges across the country to help train students for jobs in cloud computing, cybersecurity and other high-tech fields – roles they anticipate filling up to 20% of their new hires per year.

The takeaway? With giant companies like IBM explicitly saying they’re lowering their degree requirements, higher ed needs to take notice, work closely with community colleges, and continue to evolve our programs and offerings in ways that match the equally evolving workforce.

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.