Ed Tech Social Justice Impact Award

Recognizes the company, school, tool, platform, program or service that is making a significant impact to support or expand educational opportunities to communities in greatest need. Areas include but are not limited to improved access to fresh and healthy food, transportation, mental health resources, childcare, tutoring, safety, internet/ connectivity, course materials, supplies etc. Be sure to outline how the positive impact was achieved and show measurable outcomes. Entries will be evaluated based on the information provided in the written and/ or video nomination entry. Support with data and examples where appropriate.

IBM SkillsBuild - Closing the Skills Gap with Equity - IBM

IBM SkillsBuild is a free digital program for job seekers and students interested in pursuing in-demand roles in the technology sector.

IBM  SkillsBuild  for Job Seekers is our free digital program for individuals, who may not have traditional four-year degrees, interested in pursuing in technology careers, through step by step credentialing, 1:1 mentoring, internships and access to local job placement.   We offer 1,000 free courses aligned to meaningful, well-paying jobs in fields like cybersecurity, AI, cloud computing, design thinking and beyond. Participants can earn IBM-branded digital credentials, while a global network of nonprofit partners helps connect learners with local job opportunities.  

IBM SkillsBuild for Students provides teens with online coursework that introduces students to technology-related job roles with digital badge credential and resources for teachers that help them manage, assess and discuss student progress.  

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    Paper partners with school districts to deliver 1:1 tutoring that is equitable, scalable, and cost-effective. Students get unlimited 24/7 live help and writing feedback, teachers get insights to tackle individual learning gaps, and administrators get actionable data to inform strategic decisions. Paper’s multilingual tutors add an extra layer of support across all content areas and grade levels, in and out of the classroom—so students always have access to expert help exactly when, where, and how they need it.

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