Partnering to Solve Mainframe Skills Shortage

Broadcom’s Mainframe Vitality Program is an innovative skills development program to cultivate next-gen mainframe talent at low to no cost. Broadcom partners with organizations to attract, grow and retain talent to help manage the mainframe in the hybrid datacenter.

Meet the Mainframers of the Future
Hire, train and mentor new talent with Broadcom's Vitality program

Let Broadcom hire, train and mentor new talent to become part of your Mainframe team.

When faced with a lean mainframe staff, low budget and dozens of subsystems to manage, it is challenging to make time for training. In addition, key mainframe talent is retiring, and qualified replacements are not readily available.

Broadcom designed the Vitality Program to leverage our expertise and training assets in partnership with our customers to transfer product, technical, and industry knowledge together to cultivate new mainframe skilled resources.

How to Get Started

                Meet the Mainframers of the Future

A Mainframer Paying it Forward

I can unashamedly say that my three primary motivators are learning, growth, and money. All three of which are abundant in the tech industry. So if there is one thing I know now, it’s that I really should have switched careers sooner. Hear from Jackson

How I Transition to a Career in Tech (Mainframe)

Transitioning to a new career or field is challenging, but think about it — what isn’t? Life itself is a challenge and what makes every day a unique one is the challenges we face in it. Hear from Nicole

How I Mindset Matters

April 2019, my interest in technology led me to start my journey at Launchcode in their LC101 class. The first day of class I told myself that I’ll complete this program no matter what and get a job in the technology field. There were tears of frustration and late nights but I was dedicated to understanding programming. Hear from Britaney

Parlez-vous Mainframe?

I have never considered myself an IT person. I don’t sit around with my friends debating which graphics card is the best. I’m not coding flashy new apps in my spare time. The only computer I’ve built was a machine that was going to be recycled, and all I did was replace the parts that were failing. So how did I get to where I am today?  Hear from Katie

From Interviewing Pain to Mainframe Gain

And so it begins — another day in paradise. As I make my lengthy commute from my bedroom to my office I begin to wonder: “How did I end up here?” I didn’t mean the question to be one regarding the current remote work circumstances, but rather a check-up on how I ended up, for the first time, content in both my personal and professional life. Hear from David

How I Met Mainframe! Finding Mr. Big Iron

The Vitality Program team worked out a great plan for my journey at Broadcom, designed to grow and strengthen my knowledge of, and love for, the Mainframe. And wow, Mainframe and I feel lucky to have them as our Matchmakers! Join Malakeh's Cruise Experience

Journey to Becoming a Mainframer

Through Broadcom's investment, a Vitality Resident will embark on a multi-dimensional learning journey starting with training on mainframe fundamentals and Broadcom products, with experts mentoring them along the way. Next, they will partner on-site with the customer to learn their environment and unique business applications. Upon completion, the Resident is ready to start their career as a Mainframer.

The fundamentals of Mainframe

Mainframe Foundations & Product Training

Introduction and practice of Mainframe operational language, utilities, concepts and Broadcom product training.
Mentoring from technical experts drives mainframe adoption!
Fundamentals & Product Training
Partnering with technical experts to learn from and lean on.
Why not - an employee on-site to assist with building your mainframe hybrid-cloud environment...
On-site Residency
Fundamentals & Product Training
At no cost to you, the Resident joins your team to take direction from senior technicians to build knowledge about your environment.
You are now a mainframer too!
Ready for Mainframe Career
Fundamentals & Product Training
After 4 to 6 months, the Resident is ready to join your team in pursuit of a mainframe career.

Mainframe Vitality Course Offerings

Open to both Broadcom Vitality Residents and customer employees

Mainframe Vitality Program Training Schedule

Location Course Dates Duration
North America
(Cohort 7)
Mainframe Foundations January 2024 7 Weeks
  System Programmer Foundations March 2024 5 Weeks
  Product Training April 2024 4-6 Weeks
  Residency at Customer Location Begins June 2024 3-6 Months
North America
(Cohort 8)
Mainframe Foundations July 2024 7 Weeks
  System Programmer Foundations Sept 2024 5 Weeks
  Product Training October 2024 4-6 Weeks
  Residency at Customer Location Begins January 2025 3-6 Months
EMEA Mainframe Foundations August 2024 7 Weeks
  Product Training October 2024 4-6 Weeks

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