Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 21st-century apprenticeship program has officially been recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) allowing IBM apprentices to translate their 12 months of on-the-job training for up to 45 college credits, or around three semesters of college coursework, from participating academic institutions. As a result, IBM’s software engineering apprenticeship will be represented in ACE-endorsed badges and transcripts on the Credly Acclaim platform, which translates learners’ skills, knowledge, and achievements into digital credentials. IBM’s technical apprenticeship in software engineering will allow past, current, and future IBM apprentices to apply for their credits at participating two and four-year institutions across the country, offering a unique opportunity for apprentices to fast-track their progress toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree towards their career goals.
Earlier this year, ACE also launched its Apprenticeship Pathways project, in partnership with the Charles Koch Foundation, to expand and offer a range of alternative educational experiences eligible for college credit and better leverage the impact of high-quality apprenticeships. To date, IBM has trained nearly 1,000 apprentices across 17 states and 30 cities through its earn-while-you learn model.
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