STEM Alliance, Scientix & IBM Webinar: Integrating IBM SkillsBuild for Students

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Date & time: Thursday, 10 February 2022 at 17:00 CET (Central European Time)


On February 10 at 17:00 CET, the STEM Alliance, Scientix and IBM joined forces to bring a webinar on IBM SkillsBuild for students, in order to clarify and facilitate the integration of the IBM SkillsBuild platform in classrooms.

In the context of the STEM Discovery Campaign 2022, the webinar was intended for the participants of the STEM Alliance-IBM Competition, launching right after the webinar. Experts from IBM explained how to navigate the SkillsBuild platform and how to create lesson plans.

IBM SkillsBuild for Students and Educators is a free online platform that is designed to enrich the STEM and work-related curriculum for students (age 14+) at this challenging time while also providing professional development opportunities for teachers. Built using vetted open source and bespoke learning content, IBM SkillsBuild uses text, video and gamified assessments to engage students. The platform also provides teachers with content creation tools and a dashboard that allows the tracking of student progress.



Evelina Parnerud

Evelina Pärnerud,

She is the CSR manager for Northern Europe. She has a background as a Lic. Psychologist with a passion about the power of people and how we as humans can create success together with amazing tech solutions. With over 20 years' experience in people and organisational development she has had the opportunity to work with multinational organisations across a wide range of sectors. Equal education is crucial for a resilient society and therefore one of IBMs' main CSR focuses is Education and Skills. Evelina, and her team, are running various educational initiatives in Northern Europe, both for students, educators, and adult learners.



Sam Forrest

Sam Forrest,

He is the European CSR Assistant. Currently a student at the University of Leicester studying Economics, with key interests in the economics of education and poverty. In the 6-months he has been with IBM he has worked on supporting the deployment of SkillsBuild, as well as undertaking significant training and professional development opportunities. Currently Sam is supporting IBMs' educational training platforms, volunteering initiatives, and competitions across Europe.



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