July 11, 2017
Tata Consultancy Services wins Social Responsibility Project of the Year Award
Tata Consultancy Services honoured at Employee Engagement Awards for goIT in furthering STEM education in North America
New York | Mumbai: 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 on-going commitment to inspiring North American students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through its flagship national computer science education and community engagement programme, 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 2016–17 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 programme expressed an interest in pursuing more math and science courses as a pathway to pursuing technology careers.
“The goIT programme 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 programme 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 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.