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The Organization for International Investment (OFII) announced Tata Consultancy Services as its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Award winner.
TCS realized that by 2020, there will be one million more computer science and technology jobs in the United States than graduates qualified to fill those jobs. Additionally, less than 25 percent of U.S. schools incorporate computer science into their curriculum. To address this gap, TCS partnered with Discovery Education to develop the Ignite My Future in School initiative, a platform for high-quality professional development that helps teachers to integrate soft skills and hard STEM skills into lesson plans. To date, TCS has reached over 9,000 teachers and nearly 550,000 students, with more than 70 percent of them living in under-resourced school districts across all 50 U.S. states.
Other finalists include Anheuser-Busch, BASF Corporation, DSM and Enel Green Power. Check out this video showcasing all of this year’s CSR Award finalists!