Gavilan is the one California Community College selected to participate in IBM's New Collar Initiative, linking our organizations to prepare students for high-demand, mid-skill jobs in the tech industry.
Soon, Gavilan employees and students will tour IBM's Bailey Road campus situated across the street from our Coyote Valley campus.
Here are details thus far:
Date of tour:
February 23rd, 2018, Friday. Time TBD.
Tour to include:
1. Physical tour of key portions of the IBM campus
2. Presentation a panel of new and recent IBM hires about what it takes to work in the field
3. Chance for Q&A session with IBM professionals
Focus of the tour:
Helping student plan for computer industry careers
Identify students interested in technology careers (could include STEM, CSIS, and other fields). The tour can accommodate up to 40 people. If any of you would like to participate in the tour, RSVP by providing your email below.
FYI: the IBM campus on Bailey Road is focused on software development. It has an eight-building campus with a one-acre-big machine room full of computers!
-Dr. Michele Bresso
VP, Gavilan College
Additional information about IBM's New Collar Initiative:
Webinar PowerPoint 11/08/2017
IBM 02/23/2018 Tour Registration form