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ZSkills Corp Services for Mainframe Users

A mainframer is about attitude. You don’t learn mainframe skills to futz around. You need young people who understand the huge potential with this work. You have 50 years of legacy you can’t ignore. It may seem difficult, but it’s also more exciting to work in a way that is compatible with 50 years’ worth of technology already in place. The ratio of available mainframe openings to young talent is high. IBM identified this problem with its mainframe operators and programmers years ago. Since then, it has taken steps to ameliorate the situation. IBM’s Academic Initiative System z provides universities with free materials, software and virtual access to an IBM mainframe, and help for students to qualify for jobs with the largest and most successful companies in the world.


Building on the success of IBM’s Academic Initiative System z

ZSkills Corp is built on the success of the IBM Academic Initiative for System z. ZSkills Corp is a partnership between IBM Academic Initiative System z, IBM Academic Initiative System z colleges and universities, the elite of IBM Master the Mainframe Competition, IT Professionals who have passed the IBM System z Mastery Test and recipients of IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarships.

ZSkills Corp connects VETTED mainframe talent to the largest and most successful mainframe users in the world.


Only the Top Candidates

ZSkills Corp is extremely vested in grooming and finding careers for the next generation of System z IT professionals.  We work closely with IBM System z college and university professors and students, the elite of the Master the Mainframe Program and top talent from IBM Mainframe education programs, to ensure only the top candidates are presented to zEnterprise clients. At a minimum, May 2015 IBM System z graduating candidates will have completed the industry recognized certification level Marist College z/OS Subsystem class. Furthermore, candidates will undergo an intense vetting process that  includes but is not limited to:

  • Technical Qualifications

Goal – Pursue a long-term career path in enterprise (mainframe) computing.
No geographic preferences. – Students must be willing to relocate to where the job is and agree to travel as required by the position.
Majors – Computer Science, Information Technology, Network Engineering, Engineering, Business w/technology focus.
Top tier graduates. – GPA of 3.0+ or above on a 4 point scale
Technical skills – To include basic knowledge of one or more mainframe technologies (e.g. CICS, DB2, IMS, WMQ, z/OS, Linux, Unix); as well as Job Control Language (JCL) debugging exposure/skills, ISPF editor, etc.

  •  Interpersonal Skills

Effective communication skills. (Verbal & written)
Works well in a team environment, as well as individually.
Pays attention to details and delivers quality results.
Adapts well to change and changing priorities.
Can work independently to identify, research, analyze, and resolve problems.
Can handle multiple priorities simultaneously.

Must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent U.S. residency.


ZSkills Corp services at work.

ZSkills Corp guides System z students, the elite of the Master the Mainframe competition and talent from IBM Mainframe programs through the process of securing a career in mainframe computing. ZSkills Corp vet’s the resumes and background information from theses mainframe resources. Once vetted, the information is forwarded to mainframe users who have subscribed to the ZSkills Corp placement services. ZSkills Corp exists solely to connect mainframe talent from mainframe resources to mainframe users.


The ZSkills Corp recruitment team is uniquely suited to job placement in the mainframe industry because we’ve actually worked in it. We know what the demands are and we work closely with our clients to find the mainframe talent they need. ZSkills Corp Mainframe Career Placement services are cost effective  and easy to use. Contact us at 952-922-6734 or email us at Ron@ZSkillscorp.com.