In an era where the digital divide continues to widen and underrepresented communities in technology face systemic barriers to entry, innovative solutions are imperative. SkillsBuild, IBM’s signature education Corporate Social Responsibility program, offers a transformative approach to workforce development for underserved and disadvantaged communities. The program includes an online platform that is complemented by customized practical learning experiences delivered in collaboration with a global network of partners. Additionally, SkillsBuild provides industry-recognized micro-credentials in fields such as AI, cybersecurity, data analysis and cloud computing. These credentials not only validate the skills acquired, but also serve as a powerful tool for job placement and career advancement in support of skills-first hiring. Learn how this program in technology helps adult learners and high school and university students and faculty develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities.