October 7, 2021

edX Launches First MicroBachelors Program® with IBM

New cloud program delivers on what learners and employers want: in-demand skills development for entry-level full stack cloud developer role and industry-backed credentials that offer college credit

Cambridge, MA - edX is thrilled to announce its first MicroBachelors program from a corporate partner, IBM, in Full Stack Cloud Application Development. This is an exciting milestone for MicroBachelors programs: not only is this program created and validated by an industry leader, but it is also credit-backed and worth up to three college credits from our university credit partner, Thomas Edison State University. It is specifically designed for learners with no prior programming or Cloud experience, and sets them up for an entry-level role as a full stack developer. Full Stack Developer was rated among the top 15 tech jobs for 2021. This program truly meets learners where they are with the relevant, industry-back knowledge they need to realize their full potential.

IBM is a founding member of the MicroBachelors Program Skills Advisory Council, a groundbreaking group of select foundations, corporations, and academic institutions that work together to solve shared challenges around reskilling and upskilling to address the demands of the future workplace. Their work with this group helped to influence their decision to create this program in a field that is both in-demand, and in need of entry-level skills and talent.

“IBM is committed to creating learning content on edX that is accessible, affordable, and relevant, and this MicroBachelors program does just that,” said Rav Ahuja, Global Program Director IBM Skills Network. “The adoption of cloud technologies is driving enterprises of all sizes to be more agile, innovative, and competitive, and this Full Stack Cloud Application Developer program will set up entry-level employees in this emerging field for career success.”

The development of MicroBachelors programs is supported by American Student Assistance, Boeing, Lumina Foundation, the Truist Foundation, Walmart, the Jeremy M. and Joyce E. Wertheimer Foundation, and the Yidan Prize Foundation. Learn more about edX’s MicroBachelors programs.

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 40 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we're not stopping there — we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at edX.org

Contact

Email: press@edx.org

October 7, 2021

edX Launches First MicroBachelors Program® with IBM

New cloud program delivers on what learners and employers want: in-demand skills development for entry-level full stack cloud developer role and industry-backed credentials that offer college credit

Cambridge, MA - edX is thrilled to announce its first MicroBachelors program from a corporate partner, IBM, in Full Stack Cloud Application Development. This is an exciting milestone for MicroBachelors programs: not only is this program created and validated by an industry leader, but it is also credit-backed and worth up to three college credits from our university credit partner, Thomas Edison State University. It is specifically designed for learners with no prior programming or Cloud experience, and sets them up for an entry-level role as a full stack developer. Full Stack Developer was rated among the top 15 tech jobs for 2021. This program truly meets learners where they are with the relevant, industry-back knowledge they need to realize their full potential.

IBM is a founding member of the MicroBachelors Program Skills Advisory Council, a groundbreaking group of select foundations, corporations, and academic institutions that work together to solve shared challenges around reskilling and upskilling to address the demands of the future workplace. Their work with this group helped to influence their decision to create this program in a field that is both in-demand, and in need of entry-level skills and talent.

“IBM is committed to creating learning content on edX that is accessible, affordable, and relevant, and this MicroBachelors program does just that,” said Rav Ahuja, Global Program Director IBM Skills Network. “The adoption of cloud technologies is driving enterprises of all sizes to be more agile, innovative, and competitive, and this Full Stack Cloud Application Developer program will set up entry-level employees in this emerging field for career success.”

The development of MicroBachelors programs is supported by American Student Assistance, Boeing, Lumina Foundation, the Truist Foundation, Walmart, the Jeremy M. and Joyce E. Wertheimer Foundation, and the Yidan Prize Foundation. Learn more about edX’s MicroBachelors programs.

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners and a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU). Together with the majority of the world’s top-ranked universities and industry-leading companies, we bring our community of over 40 million learners world-class education to support them at every stage of their lives and careers, from free courses to full degrees. And we're not stopping there — we're relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location. Learn more at edX.org

Contact

Email: press@edx.org