IBM and will.i.am Promote STEAM Training at Think Digital

On May 5, industry stakeholders virtually gathered to attend IBM’s annual event Think Digital. During an afternoon session, Executive Chair Ginni Rometty hosted a session with recording artist will.i.am to announce a new online training initiative and promote STEAM education. Open P-TECH, which is now live, offers remote tech training for future developers and professionals aged 14-20. It delivers instruction in subjects like AI, cloud computing, cybersecurity, and design thinking. will.i.am, meanwhile, has pushed STEAM education efforts for over ten years via his foundation i.am.angel.

The online training platform marks an extension of IBM’s existing P-TECH initiative. The effort, which stands for Pathways to Technology Early College High School, has offered similar tech-based in-person training to communities since 2011.

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