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IBM education and training challenges and Perkins CTE Reform


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The skill shortage in Information Technology and STEM is broad. IBM works on skills in the Community from Cradle to Career through P-TECH, CTE, secondary and higher ed curriculum redesign, and Perkins, provides incumbent workforce training to its workforce, technology to solve education problems. The government needs to improve the supply of work ready graduates, support incumbent workforce training, and personalize education using technology

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IBM education and training challenges and Perkins CTE Reform

  1. 1. May 28, 2013 US Education and Training Challenges for IBM Ned McCulloch, IBM Global Skills Issue Manager © 2013 IBM Corporation
  2. 2. Goals for Skills Development and Education Practice –Improved Supply of Work Ready Graduates –Support for Incumbent Workforce Training –Lift Education using Technology © 2013 IBM Corporation
  3. 3. IBM’s Challenge on Staffing and Skills Availability of the Right Skills is a major challenge to sustainability and growth  Positions are always open - 1769 in August 2013 – For local openings go to  Skills Shortage Exists in: – Technical degrees • Skills in short supply & constant need of refresh – Management Expertise – Business skills / professionalism – Soft skills (collaboration, teaming, customer relations)  Increased focus on local hiring to improve retention rates © 2013 IBM Corporation
  4. 4. Sample Openings in United States Software Developer United States Software Developer Austin, TX Business Analyst - Kenexa - Location is DFW area United States Recruiter II - Kenexa - Lincoln, NE United States MSS Deployment Engineer United States Sales Reporting Warehouse Application Lead Bethesda, MD Software Developer Austin, TX Testing Manager Seattle, WA Recruitment Operations Manager - Kenexa United States Software Developer Austin, TX Client Sourcing Consultant United States Sales Support Internship San Francisco, CA Sr. Java Developer Baton Rouge, LA © 2013 IBM Corporation
  5. 5. IBM Work on Skills in the Community from “Cradle to Career”  IBM’s Corporate Citizenship portfolio spans early childhood and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, along with early college programs and a focus on teacher professional development – P-TECH 9-14 model: Provides students with an Associate in Applied Science degree that will lead to a career in the IT industry or ongoing education in a postsecondary institution – Mentoring: Providing thousands of young people with access to adult role models, with a focus on academics – Teachers TryScience: Strengthens teacher instruction in project-based learning by providing high quality STEM lessons integrated with pedagogical supports, including actual video examples of teacher instruction © 2013 IBM Corporation
  6. 6. A new grades 9-14 school model focused on STEM P-TECH provides students with a school-college-career continuum that helps them understand the direct links between what they are learning today and the workplace.  Our Mission: – Enable students to master the skills and knowledge that they need to graduate with an associate degree – Secure an entry-level position in the highly competitive IT industry or to continue and complete study in a higher education institution. 6 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. Early Results P-TECH Attendance: 94% year-to-date attendance rate NYC High School Standards: 80% of the legacy cohort is meeting or exceeding state standards in English and math. College Readiness: 50% of the legacy cohort has met college-ready benchmarks in both English and math College Credit Completion: 74 students are enrolled in at least one of nine college courses, including Programming and Calculus 7 Sarah E. Goode Attendance and Achievement: 98% of Freshmen on Track, Highest in Southwest Network 96% Attendance Rate, Highest in Southwest Network College Readiness: Predictive assessments show Goode students exceeding yearly goal on EXPLORE Exam, Best MOY Growth in Southwest Network Next Year: Over 700 applications submitted for next year's incoming class © 2013 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. Skills Development with the IBM Workforce  Major investments to build the deep technical skills of our staff.  $500-$600 million of Training for IBM Employees each year.  Over 1 million training hours for US IBM employees in 2012; 330,000 Courses Completed.  Combination of Web and Classroom training. – Project Management is most common course – Other on Technical content, Process Improvement, Soft Skills © 2013 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. Incumbent Workforce Training at IBM  Learning@IBM  Corporate Universities  Social Media –Intranet –Connections –Wikis –Blogs –Media Library –Video Games  Kick Off Meetings and informal training sessions © 2013 IBM Corporation
  10. 10. IBM’s Work with Higher Education  University Relations – Award Programs • Open Collaborative Research • Faculty • Shared University Research • Ph.D. Fellowship – Centers for Advance Studies – IBM Research  Academic Initiative – Training materials, curriculum guides, software, hardware and cloud capabilities. – IBM offerings are available to Universities at no charge. – We help train faculty in the use of our course materials. © 2013 IBM Corporation
  11. 11. IBM Working with State of Louisiana and Lousiana State University on Curriculum Redesign, Outreach, and Experiential Learning Programs Opportunity Description Outcomes Timing  Curriculum Development  Immediate Tactical actions  Continual Source of – IBM enabled/aware – Increase in ENG/CS Grads – Female Applicants  Math Major (Female rich environments)  New hires requiring minimal training  Aligned Academic Initiative  Majors Identified Curriculum Start Aug 2013  Other eg., Business Outreach Programs Reach out to High Schools and Higher Education Facilities  Attract greater volumes  Encourage more females early  Internships: provide on-the-job training for university graduates (year 4) Greater take up of jobs  Scholarships for Females Faster time to productivity Start Fall 2013  Computer Science Minor Start Jul 2014 © 2013 IBM Corporation
  12. 12. IBM Education Technology focuses on outcomes: How do you improve teaching effectiveness and, thereby, student outcomes? Business outcomes • Student achievement scores improved • Actionable recommendations and insights for teachers to help at-risk students • Expanded evaluation and instructional tools for teachers and administrators • More personalized learning environments for students Transformational stages Value Single View of Student Information Education Performance Analysis Mobile Learning Instructional Intervention Personal Learning Environment Optimize outcomes Analyze patterns Manage data Maturity © 2013 IBM Corporation
  13. 13. We integrate information and apply advanced analytics to improve student achievement and teacher performance. Student and Teacher Data Systems Single view of the student across the system Education Performance Management Insights for teachers, parents, & administrators Decision Management Intervention Management Predictive analytics to identify at-risk students Coordinating the learning services and professionals Mobility and Collaboration Easy access to the learning a student needs © 2013 IBM Corporation
  14. 14. Legislative Challenges Access to skilled workforce – Improve supply of workforce ready graduates through reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Training (CTE) Program -- Fund H1B Training Grants and STEM education Immigration Legislation. – Support WIA Reform for incumbent workforce training -- Fund High School Redesign Program ($300 million request) © 2013 IBM Corporation