At SHARE Academic, held recently in St. Louis, students gathered for an immersive, two-day experience of all things mainframe. From hands-on learning activities, to networking opportunities, interview practice and a panel with recently hired mainframe professionals, there was no shortage of learning
Many computer science students haven’t heard much about the mainframe, and they certainly haven’t had a chance to work with the platform. That’s a big problem for an industry facing a skills gap, as a generation of mainframers begin to retire.
During SHARE Academic, a program for students interest
As the mainframe industry faces a looming skills gap, there’s also a pervasive lack of awareness among IT students that a career in mainframe is a possibility. That’s why SHARE’s Student Career Day is such an important initiative.
Misty Decker, Program Manager for the IBM Z Academic Initiative, co
In our recent “Millennial Mainframers” series, we’ve talked with the next generation of mainframers about the opportunities they’ve had and challenges they’ve faced working in mainframe. But, what about the educators responsible for teaching these up-and-coming mainframers? What do they think about
Talk to any young mainframe professional and you will hear a familiar story: The biggest barrier preventing college graduates from pursuing a career in mainframe is simply awareness. Misty Decker would agree.
As Program Manager for the IBM Z Academic Initiative and the new organizer of Student Care