Takeaway

  • Generation Z, those born between 1995 and 2012, is the first generation to grow up immersed in technology and computing. Because of this data usage, Gen Z is interested in learning the software and tools. The IBM Master the Mainframe contest is one way to encourage students to develop these skills on System z.
  • The IBM Academic Initiative for System z offers students curriculum and mainframe access.
  • IBM clients are taking notice of the program, eager to find the next generation of talent—often hiring students who take part in the contest.

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