Bring industry expertise directly to your classroom.

Easily supplement your existing curriculum with core technical and workplace skills learning, straight from tech leaders to your students.

What you’ll get with IBM SkillsBuild

Fun, self-paced learning for students

Your students will get access to free, online learning in a single platform, built just for them by IBM experts and other tech leaders. Plus, they can earn badges to show what they’ve achieved.

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Free resources and curriculum enhancements

You’ll get robust resources and curriculum enhancements, designed just for teachers, to help you bring technology and workplace skills learning to life in your classroom.

Explore the teacher toolkit to learn more

Support and administrative capabilities

You’ll be able to track student progress and evaluate student success with the educator dashboard, and get additional support from IBM digital success managers.

Register your organization to unlock these features

Interested in registering your full class or organization for SkillsBuild?

Unlock a whole suite of additional features for you and your students when you register your full class or organization with IBM SkillsBuild. Click the button below to learn more.

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Explore what’s possible.

Explore the course catalog and get a preview of the free learning available to you and your students through IBM SkillsBuild. Your students can easily explore and gain foundational technology and workplace skills with these self-paced learning pathways.

What educators are saying

Educators share why they love SkillsBuild

Educators and administrators share how they’re using IBM SkillsBuild (formerly called "Open P-TECH") to enhance existing curriculums, support students, and make life easier.

Note: This video references "Open P-TECH", the former name for IBM SkillsBuild for Students and Educators.

Getting started

Getting started with IBM SkillsBuild for Educators

Sign up for the platform as an individual

Explore the free learning and resources available for educators and use whatever makes sense for your immediate needs.

Register your whole class or organization

Unlock full administrative access and additional features, including the ability to see students’ learning progress, course completions, badges earned, hours completed, and more.

Free career-readiness resources: Just grab what you need and go

Check out the free Career-Readiness Toolkit, designed for educators with educators and IBM experts. Get free activities you can do with your students any time, plus complete lesson plans focused on career-readiness!

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Ready to help your students skill up?

With IBM SkillsBuild for Educators, you’ll get a digital library of free learning for your students, focused on the technology and workplace skills they’ll need to excel in their future careers—as well as educator resources, exclusive access to industry experts, and more.

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