Mainframe Education Event coming to Sacramento Area to Help Fill Thousands of Jobs by 2020

The California Department of Technology (CDT) is partnering with a Los Rios Community College student group and industry specialists to host two educational events showcasing the skills needed to work on mainframe computer systems.

The first event takes place this Friday at Sacramento City College off Freeport Boulevard.

Los Rios Community College District has an active student chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM.  Those students have worked with faculty and management to bring in an impressive list of speakers and industry experts to cover the latest in mainframe computing and give advice for anyone seeking important job training in this field.

Mainframe systems are used by businesses and large organizations to perform bulk data processing and house commercial databases, transaction servers, and applications.

In early 2018, Glassdoor listed over 6,380 U.S. “mainframe” jobs and Indeed listed 9,675 jobs in mainframe, COBOL, z/OS, JCL, CICS, and IMS. Based on current growth patterns, IBM predicts that approximately 37,200 new mainframe administration positions will emerge worldwide by 2020.

The ”Master the Mainframe” event will provide a fun way to learn and get hands-on experience with mainframe technology – and no prior knowledge is required. Through the partnership with IBM and others, the event will be part of a global competition where academic students from around the world can learn and compete for Digital Badges and prizes.

More than 85,000 participants in 3,000 schools across 120 countries have already participated in the Master the Mainframe learning.

Attendees will be exposed to new industry technologies in presentations and live demos provided by the California Department of Technology and vendor partners including IBM, Software AG, Compuware, and Rocket Software.

Check the event’s website for more information and registration.