System z training
Interestingly, IBM is no longer in the business of directly providing training. If you go to their training and education website you'll find the courses are offered through several vendors, but not IBM. They have a university initiative which provides prepared curriculum and system access to enable schools to offer courses is assembler, COBOL, DB2 and the like. I suspect that the results are mixed as I'm seeing some of these programs being shuttered. SHARE has its own zGen inititive. In a recent web conference the 20 somethings had some interesting insights. All mentioned that they thought a college education was not necessary to the job of sysadmin (sysprog) and as I recall at least one and maybe more stated that they prefered working with the green screen rather than a GUI, in part for the arcane nature of it, but also its efficiency.