AUS Joins IBM Academic Initiative

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The IBM Academic Initiative is an innovative program that empowers students to graduate with hands-on experience on the latest technologies and tools that will help them build skills that are in demand for today’s workforce.

As an accredited institution with the IBM Academic Initiative, AUS has a first hand view into the latest technologies and business trends across several industries. AUS students and faculty members have access to certification training programs, tutorials, and real business use cases based on open standards and IBM technologies in key strategic areas such as AI, data science, automatization, cloud computing, and security.
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The IBM Academic Initiative program allows AUS students to receive IBM credentials as digital ‘badges’ marking their learning achievements using Credly. The students can easily share and promote their achievements on social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, as well as their own personal web pages and blogs.

With IBM digital badges, the learning achievement can be expressed as a shareable digital record. The digital record can provide all of the information needed by employers to decide on how much value to assign to the activity. The digital badge serves as a proxy transcript for the activity. 92% of survey respondents said IBM digital badges improve their employability.

This new collaboration between AUS and IBM illustrates our institution’s commitment to partnering with employers to provide new opportunities for our students to continuously advance their skills and achieve their professional goals.
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