We provide comprehensive resources to help you develop new skills, improve existing ones and grow professionally:
Individual Development Plan
An action plan for career development that helps identify strengths, interests, skills gaps and goals. You and your manager will create a plan soon after you come on board, then reexamine -- and, if appropriate, readjust -- it once a year. At that time, your manager may suggest training and education courses to help you update your skills to further your professional growth.
IBM Learning Services
Customized training and education for IBM employees, as well as customers. These courses are often provided in a distributed learning environment, which allows students to learn any time, any place. Other technology-based learning capabilities include online briefings, detailed help-on-demand and electronic monitoring and mentoring of student progress.
Programs that pair you with a senior professional to answer questions, provide advice and support, and help you get acclimated. New hires and experienced professionals alike rely on their mentors to acquire and strengthen specific skills, and to expand their network of professional contacts.
Tuition Refund Plan
This plan encourages you to become more effective on the job and to increase your potential for development within IBM, through voluntary participation in accredited educational programs outside regular working hours. With advance approval from your manager, you may apply for a tuition refund after satisfactorily completing eligible courses.
Continual skills development within the professions
The IBM services professions provide a framework for excellence in today's rapidly evolving marketplace. Whatever your interests, these professions help you build your skills, measure yourself against worldwide standards, and take control of your future. They make it possible for you to achieve recognition and success in your chosen profession as part of a global community of peers.