Video On Demand

Taking the Quantum Leap

March 3, 2021 • 1:00 – 1:45 pm EST

The skills and education we need to build a diverse quantum workforce

As industries look to solve problems beyond the limits of classical computers, quantum has emerged as the next frontier in high-performance computing. The need for a future-ready workforce with a robust set of quantum computing skills is driving efforts to provide quantum education, programs, tools, and curricula from early education through post graduate degrees. From early “coding camps” to undergraduate and graduate programs, we must find ways to reach a diverse student population to maintain and grow our nation’s leadership in innovation and technology.

The following are a list of helpful resources to learn more about quantum technologies:

Quantum for Educators Program:
Free access to quantum computers:
Open-source, interactive Qiskit textbook:
The Qiskit YouTube channel with education videos, tutorials, and plenty of other community resources:, providing information about quantum education, workforce development initiatives, and community events:

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program
Technical Lead, Quantum Theory, Algorithms, and Applications - IBM Quantum
Project Leader, Time and Frequency Division - NIST