Lenovo and IBM have become proactive. The two companies are making a bid to tap the talent in schools so that the students they select comprise the personnel of the IT industry in the future. The two tech giants are keen to take creative minds under their wing that will later come up with innovative apps.
On January 24, Lenovo together with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) launched an innovative program wherein high school students in the United States learn the creation of mobile apps.
North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue was quite gung-ho about this joint effort.
"High-tech skills are critical for North Carolina's pipeline of future workers," Perdue said in her remarks. "Unique partnerships like this one not only give high school students real-world, real-time learning opportunities, but they align with the broader goals of business, education and government to create North Carolina's next generation of professional leaders."
IBM took a rather bigger initiative last year. It collaborated with the city of New York to start a new school in order to impart IT skills to teenagers who are even given a separate degree.