IBM Academic Initiative

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z Systems: Mainframe computing

Students with mainframe skills will be the revolutionaries in computing systems that are transforming business, whole industries, and the world. With the mainframe driving new approaches to cloud, analytics, security, and mobile computing, those with mainframe skills will be ready to help tackle challenges never before thought possible.

By collaborating with IBM, with our network of customers and Business Partners, and with other academia from around the world, your students will build more of the skills that industry demands. We'll help you and your students along the learning path by providing you resources to teach your students about mainframe computing, giving your students virtual access to an IBM mainframe, and helping your students qualify for jobs with the largest and most successful companies in the world.

Find an IBM mainframe contest to help your students get hands-on z Systems (formerly System z) skills and win great prizes. The contests are available worldwide and no experience is necessary.

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