Hundreds of colleges investing in this new student skills program

Growing fields will need students skilled in areas such as cloud computing and big data.

data-cloudMore than 300 colleges and universities across the globe have been enrolled in an IBM program that grants students access to skills to handle new workloads like big data, cloud, mobile, and social.

The explosion of data and the cloud has fueled the need for employees with specialized talent. Between now and 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a faster-than-average increase in employment opportunities for computer and information research scientists.

This means that employers in every industry are seeking job candidates who possess the skills to use the hardware that can uncover insights from data to solve problems, act on findings, enter new markets, and gain a competitive advantage.

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Laura Ascione