IBM is a global technology and innovation company that stands for progress. For more than a century, the company has focused on helping build a smarter planet. With operations in over 170 countries, IBMers around the world invent and apply software, hardware, business consulting, and technology services to help forward-thinking enterprises, institutions and people solve their most complex problems.
In Australia, IBM has been operating for over 80 years and has significantly invested in the local economy. With natural resources, digital transformation and sustainable cities at the forefront of the national agenda, IBM’s global expertise and innovation is helping Australia compete in the world economy.
The first P-TECH school was established in the US by IBM in 2011 in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York and the New York City College of Technology.
Advancing an innovative workforce is a key pillar of Australia’s economy. IBM is incredibly proud to help bring its proven P-TECH model to Australia and meet the needs of the nation’s students.
IBM designed the P-TECH education model to provide strong linkages between industry, businesses and high schools. It offers students a real introduction to the world of work by ensuring that they not only develop the skills required for successful transition to the workforce once they graduate, but also understand what employers are looking for and better appreciate the roles that exist in their local communities.
IBM has created a free website www.ptech.org. It includes more than 30 tools and 15 case studies designed to help schools, higher education institutions and businesses establish new P-TECH schools by replicating IBM's ground breaking public-private partnership education model. IBM also provides free use of the IBM Mentor Place online mentoring platform to every P-TECH student.