IBM and the independent mainframe user group Share have teamed up to provide support for young people interested in mainframe computing.
The initiative has been branded as zNextGen. IBM and Share have pledged to provide IT students looking to embark on a mainframe career with contacts and other resources to help them find relevant jobs after graduating.
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Young people already involved in mainframe careers will be given job networking assistance, said the pair.
Share believes new mainframe opportunities are being opened up as a generation of mainframe experts start to reach retirement age and developing countries start to invest in more powerful systems.
More information on the initiative is available here: