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IBM launches P-Tech in Pakistan to Digitalise Pakistani Workforce

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Tania Aidrus, Special Assistant to Imran Khan, the Prime Minister on Digital Pakistan reveals that the US tech giant, IBM is launching P-Tech in Pakistan. It is basically a platform that will help develop and supply the workforce with technical, digital, and professional proficiency. Moreover, the digital skills that IBM will offer are Data Science, Cyber Security, Design Thinking, and Professional skills. Open P-Tech is a free education platform by IBM. It basically focuses on workplace learning and digital skills worldwide.

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Additionally, Tania Aidrus took to Twitter to announce the news with all the people saying;

Furthermore, the Open P-Tech platform provides 14-20-year old learners and students with ground IT competencies. Through the platform, learners can particularly learn technical skills such as;

  • Art, Illustration, and Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain
  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Programming and Coding

IBM P-Tech platform also lets students learn professional skills such as:

  • Agile work methods
  • Career planning
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Design Thinking
  • Financial Literacy
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Job readiness
  • Mindfulness
  • Problem-solving

IBM Open P-Tech Platform is Best for Learners

Besides this, the platform provides learning content in English Portuguese, Spanish, and French. Also, Ginni Riometty, the IBM Executive Chairman on the launch of the platform says;

As the pandemic accelerates digital transformation, new ways of learning must keep pace. If we are to equip all young people with skills relevant to the digital era and marketplace. On the one hand, this is a massive challenge; and also this presents a great opportunity to better prepare people for new collar careers. Open P-TECH is a free platform designed to provide relevant workplace skills to anyone in the world so they can be successful in this digital era.”

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The IBM Open P-Tech web portal also states;

Open P-TECH gives career exploration with industry-relevant learning created to keep your attention. And also, to motivate you to want to learn more. Apart from that, the users will also have free access to digital badges from IBM and other partners. This can boost your LinkedIn profile or resume to help you get that first meaningful job opportunity.

Open P-Tech is now available to students and teachers worldwide. You can register yourself here: Open P-Tech. P-Tech will eventually help ensure digital learning on cutting edge technology. In addition to this, students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. They’ll also then be able to apply for employment or higher studies which will, as a result, help the country to prosper.

Via: Express Tribune

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