IBM, at its Think Digital conference announced the launch of Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform focused
on workplace learning and digital skills. The platform, building on the industry leading P-TECH program, equips 14-
20-year old learners and educators with foundational technology competencies. Training in technologies such as AI,
Cloud Computing and Cyber security, along with professional skills, like Design Thinking, that are highly valued in the
market set Open P-TECH apart. B. Tech students from 1st year to 4th Year of CSE/ IT/ EC/ EE/ BCA/ MCA/ MBA will be
benefitted from this program.
Please refer to Annexure A for more details and encourage your students to apply at below link latest by 30-Oct2020.
ERP Link: erp.aktu.ac.in (MANDATORY)
Company Registration Link – https://ptech-reg.eu-de.mybluemix.net/?org=0485&mgr=097627REG
First launched by IBM in 2011, the P-TECH (Pathways to Technology Early College High School) model has been adopted
in 220 schools across 24 countries with over 150,000 students and 600 corporate partners. Open P-TECH scales the most
essential workplace preparation elements of the P-TECH program making them available to more students than ever
before. Open P-TECH provides modules for students and teachers that include courses on emerging technologies and
courses on professional competencies, both leading to free digital badges that students can share on their online
resumes. Using the platform, students preparing for internships and new collar jobs earn the same badges as
professionals in the field. Initially launched across Australia, Brazil, India and the United States, Open P-TECH will bring
components of the P-TECH model to 250,000 additional students in these countries, many of whom would otherwise not
have access to innovative digital learning.
Benefits to Students:
The intervention is in addition to the curriculum taught to students in colleges in order to make students standout
from the rest to improve their future prospects.
This will be a self-paced intervention, ensuring that the students will learn as per their convenience, without
disturbing their existing schedule.
This intervention would be supported by IBM and the students would get a chance to meet with IBM employees
which would motivate and encourage them to take meaningful careers in the IT Sector.
Student can attain a badge/certificate post completion of the course.
There would be no financial liability on the college or the student.
Through this program we would give them the much-required exposure to the necessary professional skills.
The training duration would be a maximum of 7-20 hours for each student.
Way Forward for Proposed Intervention:
a. Centum Foundation will share an activation link, which needs to be shared with the students.
b. The student has to click on the link and register themselves using their email IDs.
c. The student can enroll themselves on any of the following courses:
• ISTE AI Foundations
• Cyber security Fundamentals
• Preparing for your first job
• Professional Skills
• Data Science Foundation
• Build Your Own Chat box
• IBM Block chain essentials
d. The courses are self-paced and the student is eligible for IBM badge after completion of 30-40% of the course.
e. The student who completes all the modules on any courses will receive an online IBM certification.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ptech.org/open-p-tech/
Registration Link – https://ptech-reg.eu-de.mybluemix.net/?org=0485&mgr=097627REG
Target Beneficiaries – from 1st year to 4th Year students (CSE, IT, EC, EE, BCA, MCA & MBA)