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SXSW EDU 2024: Usher and IBM SkillsBuild Team Up To Provide Tech Training

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IBM collaborates with Usher's New Look to provide free tech training to young people from underrepresented communities through IBM SkillsBuild, as shared by Lydia Logan, VP of global education and workforce development for IBM.
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Lydia Logan, vice president of global education and workforce development for IBM, joined WorkingNation to share her thoughts on a just-announced collab with Usher

Originally published by WorkingNation

By Laura Aka

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / March 25, 2024 / A collaboration between IBM SkillsBuild and Usher's New Look is providing free tech training to young people from historically underrepresented communities, says Lydia Logan, vice president of global education and workforce development for IBM.

Logan joined WorkingNation's editor-in-chief Ramona Schindelheim for WorkingNation Overheard at SXSW EDU 2024 in Austin.

With a focus on AI, Logan says, "They need to learn everything from - what is it, how it intersects with cybersecurity? They need to understand what large language models are, what generative AI is, and all of the things that help them apply that technology to what they're doing."

She adds, "What does it mean to them both on their academic and professional journey, but also in their personal lives?"

IBM will be working with students - current and alumni - who participate or have participated in Usher's New Look programming. Logan says, "We're looking forward to a really robust and long-term relationship with them."

She notes, "This is how people will start working and becoming more efficient. So rather than shying away from it, let's lean in. Let's teach students how to use those skills. Let's make sure that they've got what they need in order to be really productive."

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FAQ

What collaboration was announced by IBM involving Usher's New Look?

IBM SkillsBuild and Usher's New Look collaborate to offer free tech training to young individuals from historically underrepresented communities.

Who shared insights on the collaboration between IBM and Usher's New Look?

Lydia Logan, the vice president of global education and workforce development for IBM, discussed the collaboration with WorkingNation.

What event did Lydia Logan attend to discuss the collaboration?

Lydia Logan participated in WorkingNation Overheard at SXSW EDU 2024 in Austin to talk about the collaboration.

Which specific areas of tech training did Lydia Logan emphasize for the young participants?

Lydia Logan highlighted the importance of understanding AI, cybersecurity, large language models, and generative AI for the participants.

Who will IBM be working with as part of this collaboration?

IBM will collaborate with students - current and alumni - who are involved in Usher's New Look programming.

What is the goal of IBM's collaboration with Usher's New Look?

The aim is to establish a strong and lasting relationship with the students to enhance their productivity and efficiency through tech skills.

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