ARMONK, N. Y. and BEIJING, CHINA - 08 Jul 2014: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has embarked on a major collaboration with China’s education ecosystem – as a result of the Memorandum of Understanding that IBM signed with the Ministry of Education in the first quarter – focused on addressing the burgeoning Big Data and Analytics (BD&A) skills opportunity in China.
The effort aims to reach 40,000 students per year to gain expertise in Big Data and Analytics, a skill increasingly in demand by employers in China.
In tandem, IBM today announced an agreement with kaikeba.com, a prominent brand under Uniquedu Corporation, to set up an “IBM Zone of Big Data and Analytics.” Through this agreement, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) will be provided to help prepare the next-generation workforce with the skills and expertise needed to embrace big data as the next frontier for innovation for the coming decades.
“IBM is privileged to extend its collaboration with the Ministry of Education and universities in China,” said D.C. Chien [pictured], chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), IBM Greater China Group. “Together we will be able to accelerate the nurturing of skills in Big Data and Analytics and help prepare future business leaders to apply BD&A technologies to tackle complex societal issues, from health care to transportation and public services.” More...