IBM CEO Ginni Rometty promised Tuesday to hire 25,000 additional “new collar” American workers — just hours before she and other IBM executives met with President-elect Trump in New York City.
In an op-ed penned for USA Today, Rometty laid out her plan for hiring and training American workers of all skill levels. In her editorial, Rometty also detailed a new vocational system that IBM has recently rolled out to the public.
“Indeed, skills matter for all of these new positions, even if they are not always acquired in traditional ways. That is why IBM designed a new educational model that many other companies have embraced – six-year public high schools combining a relevant traditional curriculum with necessary skills from community colleges, mentoring and real-world job experience. The first of these schools – called Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH – opened five years ago in Brooklyn. It has achieved graduation rates and successful job placement that rival elite private schools, with 35% of students from the first class graduating one to two years ahead of schedule with both high school diplomas and two-year college degrees.”
— IBM News Room (@IBMNews) December 13, 2016
It continues to appear that the “job earning” total is increasing on a near-daily basis for President-elect Trump — still 38 days before he will officially take office.