The digital free learning platform from IBM, Open P-TECH, offers blockchain, AI, or cybersecurity education.
IBM offers a free digital platform to learn about blockchain. They provide a free digital platform to learn about blockchain. They are trying to make the necessary skills vital to the Industry 4.0 paradigm available. They’re also making this content available to Spanish-speaking learners.
According to IBM:
“P–TECH is a public-education model that provides young people from diverse backgrounds with the academic, technical, and professional skills and credentials they need for competitive tech jobs.“
The P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School) public education model was launched by IBM in 2011, and since then, it has been used by more than 220 schools in 24 countries with nearly 150,000 students and 600 corporate partners. Now, the digital platform will open the components of the P-Tech to a broader audience to help disadvantaged populations, as detailed by the company.
IBM is expanding its blockchain education strategy to many different developments. In 2020, for example, IBM rolled out its distributed ledger solution for contract laborers. IBM claims to automate many of the tasks of payment processing. The solution automatically tracks timesheets, invoices, and purchase orders. IBM is seeking to create a ready-made solution to streamline the process of employing outside contractors with a company and show the wide-ranging ways blockchain tech can change modern society.
IBM thinks that the companies bringing advanced technologies to society are responsible for preparing students and workers for how those technologies will shape their jobs and the nature of their work. Innovation must open up opportunities to make the workforce more inclusive.
- Official P-TECH website.
- More about IBM’s P-TECH initiative here
- IBM offers to learn about blockchain here
- Go to IBM Blockchain Solutions