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SkillsBuild Mentoring:
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IBM SkillsBuild provides vulnerable adult learners a free, IBM state-of-the-art program specifically for job seekers looking for entry-level roles in technology fields. SkillsBuild offers 1,800+ online, self-paced courses in technology and workplace skills, as well as professional credentials, project-based learning paths and mentoring - all designed to prepare the learner to apply for a “hot” tech job opportunity. It fosters workforce talent, promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplaces.

As a SkillsBuild mentor you can contribute and share your professional experience, give insights into your work life, and when working on projects, support job seekers on their portfolio to apply for jobs. Adult learners from vulnerable populations often lack the professional network for guidance and support.  The expertise of a mentor can be crucial for their orientation in learning, hands-on projects, and career development. With just a little bit of your time, you can make a significant difference in the lives of our learners.

Learning & career mentoring

1:1 mentoring for individuals

As a learning mentor, you will offer support with questions that arise during the learning of in demand IT-skills, share practical work experience, and discuss job roles and related skills. Or help as a career mentor with job search questions and guidance to apply for a job.  From 30 minutes to 3 hours a month, every time commitment helps. Find out more.

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Project mentoring

Cohort mentoring for groups

Share your professional expertise as a cohort mentor when adult learners work on portfolio projects for a particular job role. Lead teams towards successful project completion and provide feedback on final presentations or pitches. Cohort mentors support on a weekly basis from 4 to 6 weeks. Find out more.

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If you would like to join as a SkillsBuild mentor, but are not an IBMer, please fill out this form.

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own."  - Benjamin Disraeli

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