|Tue, Jul 11 2017|
Tata Consultancy Services was honoured at the Employee Engagement Awards for goIT in
furthering STEM education in North America
New York | Mumbai, July 11, 2017: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, has been recognised for ‘Social Responsibility Project of the Year’ for the second year in a row at the North American Employee Engagement Awards.
TCS was honoured for its ongoing commitment to inspiring North American students to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers through its flagship national computer science education and community engagement program, goIT. To date, TCS goIT has engaged and inspired more than 13,000 youth across more than 50 North American cities to become creators and innovators of technology. Its role in Toronto was a key highlight, where TCS became the first organisation to partner with the Toronto District School Board and embed goIT into the school curriculum.
During the 2016–2017 academic year, TCS continued its partnership with the Toronto District School Board to help local area middle and high school students acquire critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as develop an interest in pursuing STEM careers post-graduation. More than 400 TCS employees worked to train district school teachers on how to best teach STEM subjects, while also mentoring more than 2,000 students on the benefits of pursuing a STEM career. Directly resulting from these efforts, 70 percent of the students who participated in the program expressed an interest in pursuing more math and science courses as a pathway to pursuing technology careers.
“The goIT program demonstrates how industry, education and civic organisations can partner to engage young people in hands-on experiential learning opportunities and prepare them for real world careers of the 21st century,” said Soumen Roy, Country Head of Canada, TCS. “In particular, we cherish our long standing partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), whose leaders, administrators and educators consistently work alongside TCS volunteers to bring the program to life.”
The Employee Engagement Awards showcase the best of North American companies who inspire and educate people to remake the way organisations think about, and engage, people to achieve their purpose. The judging committee encompasses a diverse group of employee engagement experts from some of the biggest brands and positions of influence in the industry, assessing applicants across 16 different categories.
“I want to congratulate the winners and those who were highly commended. Their innovative and rigorous approaches have taken employee engagement to a new level,” said Matt Manners, Founder, Employee Engagement Awards.
TCS has received multiple for awards in 2017 for employee engagement and corporate citizenship in North America, including recently being named in the Civic 50 as one of America’s 50 most community-minded companies, and by Achievers with a 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognised as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 387,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $17.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2017 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.