Friday, December 3, 2010

IBM CEO says economic recovery will depend on education and skills development

Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, convened a panel of business experts on Tuesday to discuss what is needed for an economic recovery.

IBM CEO Samuel J. Palmisano called for a realistic assessment of the skills available to employers in the U.S., tying economic growth prospects to the nation's education levels in math, science and engineering. (We have to build a better workforce.)

Community colleges have a major role in improving U.S. education and skills. "We have a wonderful community college system in the United States," he said. Read more at

We look forward to hearing more from IBM about these issues from Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer, Director of IBM University Programs World Wide (IBM UP), who will providing a keynote presentation at the MPICT Winter 2011 ICT Educator Conference, January 6-7, 2011 in San Francisco.

This event is free. Learn more in the Currently Featuring section of MPICT's website at

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