the tech giant IBM unveiled on Wednesday, 13, a global initiative to train 30 million people with the skills that will be “needed for the work of tomorrow”.
There will be 170 academic partners in more than 30 countries that will contribute through educational programs and professional development platforms. Some of the examples in Brazil are the city of Santa Maria, in the municipality of Rio Grande do Sul; and Centro Paula Souza, in the State of São Paulo, which are working with IBM on innovative education models.
“Our goal here in Brazil is to create a network of educational opportunities with a wide reach and impact in the country. We have a long-standing commitment to the democratization of education and technology, as we believe that inclusion is the best way to achieve social growth and sustainable economic and fair for all of society, creating spaces for people and bringing innovation to companies”, says Katia Vaskys, CEO of IBM Brazil.
In addition to Brazil, IBM’s initiatives target workforce development strategies in the US, India, Japan, Nigeria, Sweden, Hong Kong and other Latin American countries.
The company cites World Economic Forum data that closing the global skills gap could add $11.5 trillion to the world economy by 2028.