Nurturing 'Generation z'

SHARE has been proactive in promoting mainframe opportunities for younger professionals through its zNextGen program. IBM itself has also been working to promote mainframe skills across the globe, and has recently announced major milestones from its System z Academic Initiative Program, intended to expose students around the world to enterprise computing career opportunities. The vendor says that it now works with approximately 550 schools worldwide to offer System z-based coursework. For example, IBM says Anna University, one of India's largest and most prestigious universities, now offers a Master in Technology program with a Mainframe Technology specialization. Around the world, more than 1,000 students from Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Canada and China recently were recognized through the IBM student mainframe contests. To stay on top of all the trends, subscribe to Database Trends and Applications magazine.