Through a partnership with IBM Canada, Memorial's Centre for Analytics Informatics and Research (CAIR) is pleased to offer free access to IBM's digital training program - SkillsBuild!
The economics disruption of the pandemic, and the growing role of technology in all industries, has encouraged many people to re-evaluate their career goals.
To address these trends, IBM has introduced the free SkillsBuild career-readiness program, providing learners with online coursework, credentials, coaching, marketable skills, and portfolio-building experiences.
What's unique about SkillsBuild?
- Availability of approximately 1000+ online, self paced courses for IT and non-IT jobs in a range of industries.
- Courses on professional workplace skills like collaboration, communication and problem solving - not just computer proficiencies.
- Certifications for course and pathway completion for specific job roles, recognized by potential employers.
- Free support from partner organizations, providing real-world, portfolio building projects, job fairs, and personalized coaching.
- No cost to learners.
IBM SkillsBuild is a free, digital training program that helps adults develop valuable new skills and find jobs regardless of their background or education. Its goal is to reskill or upskill learners. It provides diagnostics, online coursework, resume-building certifications, and 1:1 coaching from mentors, and project-based learning. Participants can earn IBM-branded digital credentials to certify their relevant skills and a global network of 90 non-profit partners helps connect learners with local job opportunities.
To register for SkillsBuild, please complete the form at the following link.
Once you are registered in the SkillsBuild platform you will receive an email containing your link to the software. You will need to use the email address that you registered with to create a Custom ID on first access. Refer to "Creating a Custom ID & Logging in" section of the following link for more detailed instruction.
You can learn more about the online course catalog by clicking here.