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Three students use IBM SkillsBuild free learning in class
The SkillsBuild course I took was great because it allowed me to learn new and useful computer skills. [I built a] chatbot focused on educating the public on the Salvation Army homeless shelter, [helping people] with how to get into the shelter, telling them what it was for, and the living conditions of the shelter.
Arcia Jeffries9th grade student

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Future of Jobs report, World Economic Forum

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