In Mexico, IBM and the Universidad Anahuac announced a partnership that will allow the development of a 100% digital program, focused on skills that are becoming relevant in the digital economy era such as: data science, blockchain, cyber security, Internet of Things, cloud, design thinking and quantum computing. This was reported by IBM to Cointelegraph en Español in a press release.
In addition, they stressed that in this way, Anahuac University became the first educational institution to develop the IBM Skills Academy program in Mexico.
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The program is based on the train the trainer (T3) methodology, in which IBM experts train the faculty who will then train the students, maximizing their impact.
The digital platform, based on IBM Cloud, contains labs, conferences, contests and final exams, as well as industry use cases that focus on solving real business problems, using IBM Enterprise Design Thinking as an active teamwork methodology. Teachers who have completed the T3 workshop will receive an instructor’s badge to begin teaching students. Upon successful completion of the course, students will also be eligible to receive a digital badge. Including the Enterprise Design Thinking digital badge. The initiative aims to prepare teachers and students for the jobs of the future, where technology plays a key role.
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Huibert Aalbers, CTO of IBM Mexico, said:
„We are very proud to participate hand in hand with the Anahuac University to shape the minds of the future, we know that technological skills are already important in today’s market and developing these skills and knowledge will become increasingly relevant over the years. It is one of our missions to society to enable education professionals to enhance the classroom experience of their students and meet the current and future demand for technological skills.
The first courses will start next semester in August and will continue until the end of the semester in December. The program is designed for students from different programs at the University, from undergraduate to virtual courses and graduate programs.
Rafael Estrada, Academic Director of Anahuac Online, said:
„For us at Anahuac University, one of the most important objectives is to provide our students with the skills and tools they will need after graduation, and not only that, we want our students to be leaders of positive action in society. This impact is now especially enhanced by technology, having leading partners like IBM that train our teachers, who will be the ones to impact our students, is very satisfying and we know we will generate a positive effect on our students.