Tata CS Summer Camp Inspires Students to Pursue STEM-Related Careers
OREANDA-NEWS. June 18, 2012. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, today announced the completion of its 4th annual goIT summer camp in the greater
The TCS goIT programme, which is free for all students, provides in-school IT career and awareness workshops and hands-on technology education. Throughout the school year, over 40 TCS volunteers conducted workshops and other training targeted toward introducing students to new technologies and providing IT career awareness. The technology workshop topics have included basic programming lessons and technology hot-topics such as web 2.0, social media and mobile technology.
“TCS believes that an essential ingredient for vibrant, sustainable communities is a strong commitment to improving education, specifically the quality of and access to technology-related educational resources for students,” said Surya Kant, president, TCS North America, UK and Europe. “Today, fewer students are enrolling into technology-related degrees than ever before, at a time when these skills are most in demand. To help curb this trend, TCS’s goIT programme seeks to engage and inspire high school students to pursue careers in science and technology.”
“I proudly support this technology programme because it teaches students about the career prospects available in this growing field. In addition, I hope that this programme as well as TCS will help turn
“Universities across the country have seen an alarming decline in students seeking degrees in STEM-related fields over the last decade, and these are precisely the career fields that will offer the greatest opportunities for our next generation of workers,” said Santa Jeremy Ono, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at the
During the summer camp, students participate in a series of analytical and interactive challenges surrounding the IT industry and specific computer science problems. The highlight of the camp is a robotics competition which took place on June
Recent statistics show that over the past decade, university enrollment in STEM-related fields has decreased by over 60 percent in the