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TECHBITS From left: Kiambu Gall, Cletus Andoh, Michelle Nguyen, Gabriel Rosa and Radcliffe Saddler (Rahat Mahmud not pictured). P-TECH'S FIRST GRADUATES Cletus Andoh, 17, wants to pursue a career in information technology and is the first in his family to graduate college. He graduated with honors. Cletus is headed to Syracuse University. The P-TECH Fast Track Six students from Brooklyn are graduating from P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) two years early with both a high school diploma and a college degree in computer systems technology. They fast tracked through the nation's first school that blends public high school, community college and work experience into one. The students-many of whom are the first in their families to graduate college-have all been offered jobs at IBM. Three plan to start their careers in tech and three will pursue bachelor's degrees. P-TECH, an innovative education model co-developed by IBM, is helping to reinvent high school and preparing youth, particularly students of color from low-income families, to go beyond high school, earn a college degree and enter the workforce with skills that employers need. Within six years, students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate's degree. The model helps young people to be college and career-ready with STEM skills. IBM plans to take the P-TECH school model nationwide and create as many as 100 schools by 2016. For more stories and photos of these early graduates, visit the Citizen IBM website (ibm.co/1LFyMoU). SOURCE: IBM.COM 8 // SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 ibmsystemsmag.com Gabriel Rosa, 17, has a passion for creative programming and is the first in his family to graduate college. Gabriel will begin his career at IBM as a digital commerce specialist. Kiambu Gall, 17, is an elite sprinter and is the first in his immediate family to graduate college. Kiambu will begin his career at IBM as an associate analyst at IBM Market Development & Insights. Michelle Nguyen, 17, is the first in her family to graduate high school and college. She graduated with honors. Michelle wants to pursue a career in pharmacy and is headed to Long Island University. Radcliffe Saddler, 18, an aspiring entrepreneur, introduced President Obama during his 2013 visit to P-TECH. Radcliffe will begin his career at IBM as an associate analyst at IBM Market Development & Insights. Rahat Mahmud, 17, graduated with honors and wants to pursue a career in software engineering. Rahat is headed to Macaulay Honors College at Queens College on a full-tuition scholarship. http://ibm.co/1LFyMoU http://www.IBM.COM http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2015

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Flexible options
IBM Perspective: The full potential of Linux
Infographic: Differentiate your cloud services and drive margins sky-high
Techbits: The P-TECH fast track
Partner PoV: Virtualizing system software can help reduce data center costs
Trends: IBM has the roadmap you need to get to business innovation
Currents: Thanks to mobile apps, users can access IBM z Systems services and data
IT Today: A Cloud IT Optimization Assessment can help determine the right solutions
Case Study: Letters Home: Western Illinois University improves school-to-student interaction with more eye-catching financial aid documents
Cover Story: Linux Breakthrough: New IBM LinuxONE systems are enterprise-grade and built for business-critical applications
Feature: Community Partnership: The new Open Mainframe Project capitalizes on the strengths of z Systems and Linux to foster growth
Feature: A Matter of Standards: The KVM hypervisor extends familiar tools to Linux on the mainframe
Tech Showcase: Understanding VSAM can help you process and access information
Administrator: New zHPF protocols offer up to a 68 percent reduction in I/O service time for write operations
Solutions: Integration Link; SIEM Agent for z/OS
Stop Run: Software engineer notes creative side with musical instruments and choirs
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
Mainframe Skills Special Report
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition

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