The IBM P-TECH Corps
The IBM P-TECH Corps is an initiative launched by IBM to support P-TECH schools where IBM serves as lead industry partner. The program puts highly qualified, emerging leaders into P-TECH schools as Industry Program Managers to ensure successful workplace experience-related outcomes for all students. These positions are paid opportunities over a 2-year period and are available in select locations around the world. The P-TECH Corps is funded and supported by the IBM International Foundation. As a P-TECH Industry Program Member, you will be employed by Experis, as a contractor, to the IBM International Foundation.
About the IBM International Foundation
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The P-TECH model is a public education reform movement, encompassing over 200 schools around the globe. In the U.S., the grades 9-14 model combines high school with two years of post-secondary studies. P-TECH is a unique three-way partnership between a high school, a community college, and at least one industry partner. Students at P-TECH schools earn both their high school diploma and a free, industry-recognized, two-year postsecondary degree, as well as participate in a range of workplace experiences. Upon graduation, P-TECH students are ready to continue their education or be first-in-line for job interviews with their industry partner. P-TECH schools are open enrollment, however, typically serve underrepresented students, and all have a relentless commitment to education access, equity, and inclusion.
Industry partners provide a range of activities designed to ensure that all students are prepared to enter competitive, entry-level jobs or attend four-year colleges. These activities include serving on the school’s steering committee, managing and implementing workplace activities such as site visits, guest speakers, project days, internships, mentoring, and post-graduation hiring preparation. The continuum of this work is designed to help students connect what they are learning in school to real jobs, while developing future workplace skills, including problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking.
IBM, along with key education stakeholders, created this model in 2011. Within the growing model, IBM serves as the lead industry partner for nearly 50 of the 200+ schools globally, with the other schools being led by more than 600 industry partners.
IBM P-TECH Corps
IBM Industry Program Managers are passionate about education and working with diverse student populations. Program Managers work primarily in P-TECH schools and serve a leading role in implementing IBM commitments, ensuring overall strong model implementation within the school and with its students.
The IBM P-TECH Corps program is a 2-year opportunity. An Industry Program Manager will benefit from:
- A wide professional network that includes, but is not limited to, IBM Industry Program Managers, IBM Corporate Social Responsibility colleagues, IBM Managers, School District leaders, Higher Education leaders, and other organizations that partner with the P-TECH model.
- Developing knowledge of Industry workforce development skills and managing strategic partnerships.
- Developing knowledge of IBMs technical/non-technical offerings utilized within education.
- Access to IBM learning platforms.
IBM Industry Program Managers should have:
- An associate degree or higher.
- An ability to: plan and manage multi-faceted school program events; define the scope and resources needed for program delivery; manage all programmatic pieces including data; work under tight deadlines.
- Desired skills: project management, problem-solving, critical thinking, time management.
- Passion for learning new things.
- An ability to work effectively and autonomously in a variety of settings: corporate, high school, and remote; comfortable with ambiguity.
- Team player: the ability to work with a variety of teams simultaneously; quickly pivot assignments; willingness to jump in to help colleagues to get the job done.
- Community builder: ability to effectively manage multiple stakeholders and projects to drive intended positive results.
- Experience working with socio-economically and ethnically diverse student populations.
- Experience working with school personnel including students, teachers, school leadership, and/or district leadership; experience working with higher education personnel is a plus.
- Ability to use a range of workplace tools and techniques to create and execute an effective multi-faceted program.
- Excellent communication skills. Candidates must be able to communicate oral and written information, ideas and concepts at a leadership level to varied internal and external audiences.
- Experience managing a budget.
- Awareness of regional/local education issues and innovations is a plus.
Candidates will be required to provide examples of specific experiences of success in these areas from previous roles. Candidates will be required to be available for multiple interviews by the IBM Corporate Social Responsibility team.
Please apply via: https://airtable.com/shrYBIqbWjFax2uZz
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