Technology continues to drive the nation’s economy, but students still struggle to see themselves on the road to a STEM career.
The lack of college graduates entering careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — threatens the nation’s economic strength. To address this challenge, employees at Tata Consultancy Services left their computers and headed to schools across North America.
The global IT consulting firm launched goIT in 2009 to bring skilled IT professionals to mentor and teach middle and high school students. By 2015, TCS employees had shown more than 10,000 students that STEM careers can be rewarding and interesting.
For its dedication to the next generation of IT professionals, TCS wins the Silver Optimas Award for Corporate Citizenship.