Many leaders in education talk about closing the achievement gap, but during an economic crisis like we’re all experiencing today, it’s more about closing the opportunity gap–especially in communities like mine, where many Hispanics live.
Hispanics are a growing community in our country and continue to increase in population and economic impact annually. In fact, 6 in 10 Latinos in the United States are 35 years old or younger and responsible for 82% of the labor force growth.
At IBM our values of dedication, trust and innovation guide how we respond, how we lead, and how we contribute to our clients and our communities. Those values were on full display in 2020, and they did not go unnoticed.
I’m proud to share that IBM has been named a Forbes JUST 100 company, ranking #11 overall, #1 in the computer services category, and #1 in the communities, customers and environment categories for our industry – moving up in the ranking significantly since last year.
My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico and moved to California, where I was born. They eventually settled in Brooklyn, New York, where they worked endless hours doing labor jobs to support me and my two younger sisters as we attended school. My parents may not have been fortunate enough to have a full education but they modeled the value of hard work and dedication to their family, as they wanted us to have all we needed for a successful future. Seeing how hard my parents worked I decided at young age that their efforts will not go to waste.
With a global network of 220 schools, 150,000 students, 200 community colleges and 600 industry partners in 24 countries, P-TECH has become the biggest international public / private education and career readiness initiative of its kind. In the U.S., there are 127 P-TECH schools in 11 states, with five states already producing P-TECH graduates. Get ready for more — perhaps a lot more.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to become the next big information revolution. As we move into an increasingly data-driven world, there is a critical need to build an AI-ready workforce. How are India’s educators and educational institutions gearing up to tap into this huge opportunity?
Among the top 10 trends that will impact the jobs of the future in the Indian economic landscape, increasing adoption of new technology, advances in AI, and expansion of education are particularly significant.
By Neeraj Kaushik | Cloud and AI Solutions Leader - IBM Corporate Social Responsibility
Now and again I'm reminded that the tech projects I work on are used by real people addressing important social issues. Lately, I've been allowed to work as a Cloud and AI Solutions Architect on an interesting project that uses tech to fight human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a massive, $150 billion illegal global industry — more profitable than drugs or white-collar crime. It exploits more than 40 million people worldwide, according to the International Labor Organization.
For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.