Helping adult learners launch their careers in tech

We work with adult learners to build the skillset needed to find the tech job they want - even if they're not quite sure what that job is. With courses curated by subject matter experts and top-of-the-field educators, IBM SkillsBuild is focused on the technology and workplace skills necessary for success in today's economy. Opportunity is knocking, and we're here to open the door.

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Expanding access to tech and professional skills

People all over the world are currently learning with SkillsBuild. They’re studying subjects such as cybersecurity, coding, and design thinking. Our learners are advancing along uniquely-designed learning paths to earn industry-recognized credentials that demonstrate to employers what they’ve learned and are capable of doing. Every day, more and more potential employees set their careers in technology in motion on SkillsBuild.

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I would definitely recommend SkillsBuild. It doesn't provide you with basic information and courses - the SkillsBuild platform has the resources on there to learn from scratch or upskill even further into a career path of your choice. There's also mentoring and coaching available too.
MattVeteranIntroduced to SkillsBuild through partnership with Soldier On

What learners are saying

There are a lot of hurdles to overcome when looking for a job, but ACCES Employment really helped me to get exposure, especially as I began interviewing for jobs. With the experience I gained taking cyber security courses on the SkillsBuild platform, I scaled my knowledge and secured a job at IBM. Now I'm gaining real opportunities to grow my experience and build a future for myself.
Chimena IjehIBM Canada

What educators are saying

Tammy Brown
SkillsBuild is an invaluable compilation of soft skills and technical skills that can be applied to almost any job. The in-depth career assessment matched my personality traits, skills and abilities with specific career paths and free training. Some of these career paths I would not have even considered prior to the assessment. I earned 3 badges and working toward more. The Mindfulness coursework was especially enlightening. IBM SkillsBuild is an unprecedented opportunity. It’s hard to believe it is free!
Tammy BrownBaton Rouge Community CollegeAcadian Campus, Administrator


Tech&Learning "Back to School" Award of Excellence

Secondary Education / 6-12

August 2021

Celebrating exceptional technology that supports educators heading back to school.

GOLD Brandon Hall "HCM Excellence" Award

Best Advance in Social Impact Innovation

August 2021

Recognizing the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools

Silver Edison Award


April 2021

Honoring excellence in Innovation and business success for new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.

District Administration "Top Ed Tech Products of the Year" Award

January 2021

Innovative new solutions that help district leaders meet the ever-evolving technology needs of their schools.

Business-Education Partnership Award

The Career & Technical Association of Texas

June 2020

Recognized as a business and education leaders who understands that economic livelihood is linked to the success of career and technical education CTE programs.

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