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AMCF Spotlight Award Presentation.

The Firm's AMCF Spotlight Award Presentation

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AMCF Spotlight Award Presentation.

  1. 1. 1 A North America STEM Initiative From STEM Education to Careers: Preparing Students for a Digital World
  2. 2. 2 Message from the President We take pride in our societal role in the US and Canada, where our CSR programs create an impact in the workplace, marketplace, community, and environment. Our company has a distinctive culture of corporate social responsibility and our employees play an active role in giving back to the communities where they work and live. Surya Kant President – North America, UK & Europe  
  3. 3. 3 Our Community Engagement Model Utilizing our IT core competences to create innovative solutions to address large-scale societal problems Volunteering for projects that address the felt need of communities in which we operate Partnering with select non-profits, civil society organizations and other government bodies Supporting large-scale causes such as disaster relief and rehabilitation efforts
  4. 4. 4 U.S. STEM Education Challenge # The leaky STEM Talent pipeline, a business & societal issue  Having a solid STEM education foundation can get our students one of 8 million jobs in the U.S. by 2018  80% of the fastest growing occupations in U.S. require STEM skills; with 71% of those STEM jobs in Computing  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between 2013 and 2023, there will be two jobs available for every graduate with a Computer Science (CS) degree – There will be more than 1.4 million jobs created by 2020 that require CS and programming skills, but only 400,000 CS college graduates to fill those jobs – Today lesser than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in CS, with just 12% of CS degrees awarded to women – 9 out of 10 schools don’t even offer computer programming classes – In 26 of 50 states CS doesn't count towards high school graduation math and science requirements 100 High School Graduates STEM Graduates 39 Enter College 24Graduate four year college 4 2.5 Enter STEM Job
  5. 5. 5 Canada STEM Education Challenge  Youth are not choosing ICT careers  Not seen as fun, viable or profitable  Unaware of the opportunities available  Canadian grads lack the right blend of 21st century skills to compete in the digital economy  As of Sept. 2013, youth unemployment at 13.4%, while youth in ICT is 4.0% * Source: ICTC  14.3% of young people aged 15 to 24 are unemployed and 46.9% are only working part-time, while tech employers are finding it hard to find the tech-related skills they need. Source: Statistics Canada (July, 2012)  Between 2011 and 2014, Canadian employers will need to hire 106,000 ICT workers * Source: ICTC
  6. 6. 6 Our North America STEM Strategy Our STEM initiative is focused on increasing student awareness, interest, achievement, accomplishment, and career readiness for jobs in CS and STEM fields.
  7. 7. 7 STEM Thought Leadership Providing a Unified Voice of Corporate America on STEM Microsite for Analysis & Insights from 100 CEOs in STEM We used our Connected Marketing Solution’s Voice of Customer Analytics (VoCA) platform to analyze the responses for trends, sentiments, predictive and actionable insights. Playbook & Roadmap for CS Education in U.S. Microsite for Computer Science Education We created a microsite & produced a white paper ‘Education & Careers in the U.S.: The Future of Computer Science’ to serve as a playbook on effective strategies for supporting CS education in the U.S. Strategies to overcome traditional barriers for Girls & Women White Paper on Women in STEM Ourwhite paper on ‘Women in STEM: Realizing the Potential’ provides key recommendations & effective strategies to move the needle for girls & women in STEM education & careers. www.millionwomenmentors.org #WomeninSTEM
  8. 8. 8 Computer Science Round Table 1 CS Education & Careers in the U.S.: Assessing Progress & Moving Forward September 6, 2013 Computer Science Round Table 2 CS Education in the U.S.: Effective Strategies at a State, City & Local Level May 16, 2014 Computer Science Round Table 3 CS Education in the U.S.: Model Programs, Schools, Teachers, Students TBD Microsite Town Hall White Paper Microsite Town Hall White Paper STEM Thought Leadership
  9. 9. 9 STEM 2.0  We are leading the efforts to create digital fluency among the future workforce in the U.S. through an innovative public-private partnership effort called STEM 2.0.  We are collaborating with 36 organizations including industry leaders such as PepsiCo, Walmart, Cisco, Dow, Monsanto, Sodexo, educators such as Apollo Group, ASU and Discovery Education, and education nonprofits such as Smithsonian and Teach for America.
  10. 10. 10 Founding Leadership Partner Students of Color, Minorities and Low-income Youth President Clinton announcing our commitment US2020 will match 1 million STEM mentors with students at youth-serving nonprofits by the year 2020, creating moments of discovery for the next generation of STEM professionals, from kindergarten through college. Founding Partner Girls and Young Women The Firm, STEMconnector leaders at MWM Launch MWM will engage one million women (and men) in STEM to serve as mentors by 2018 to advance at least one million girls and young women throughout the school to work age continuum, in STEM courses, degrees, and careers. National Corp Underwriter Disadvantaged Young Adults and Unemployed Veterans Veterans being trained on tech skills NPower is focused on bridging the digital divide, and increasing STEM education, by unleashing the power of the tech community to do workforce development, training, IT consulting, IT services, mentoring and volunteering. STEM Technology Infrastructure
  11. 11. 11 STEM e-Learning App Optimization for SAAS STEM Pro-bono Technology Projects IT Consulting for Non Profits ILP Community Projects • As part of the initial onboarding and training process, 300+ U.S campus hires have participated in skills based volunteering projects, providing IT consulting and advisory services to 62 nonprofits. • Projects allowed them to work in teams and utilize their IT skills for social good, while understanding what it means to be a consultant serving a client. • The goal of the project is to provide nonprofits with actionable recommendations for improving their current IT infrastructure and needs. Connecting 1 million men and women mentors to serve Girls and Young Women We built MWM website driving mentor pledge campaign • We are the Founding Sponsor and Lead Technology Partner for MWM. • Our Digital Enterprise team developed and launched the first phase of the online platform. • MWM has built a network of 42 nonprofit partners, who represent over 26 million girls. • Over 172,980 mentors have already pledged through the platform. Connecting 1 million mentors to serve Students of Color, Minorities and Low- income Youth • We are the Lead Technology Partner for US2020. Our Digital Enterprise team provided consulting advisory on technology assessment and product assessment. • US2020 has served over 500 organizations, including more than 200 nonprofits, 62 school districts. • Through the city competitions, nine of the ten largest cities in the country and 29 different states have started creating their 5-year STEM plans. • Learning Blade® is a web-based e-Learning application designed to promote career awareness and interest in STEM. Our media and information services team is supporting optimization for a Software-as-a-Service model.
  12. 12. 12 Student Technology Program Through goIT, we provide career awareness, hands-on technology education, teacher training, and parent orientation, free of cost to middle and high school students through in-school, after-school and out-of-school formats. • The program teaches students how to collaborate in team activities, participate in technical workshops with IT professionals, discover career opportunities, and compete in robot challenges. • Each employee volunteer completes extensive training, covering youth psychology, education systems and goIT CS programming, to aid their preparation as a mentor to students. • Targeted at students from low income groups, underserved minorities, and girls; with limited access to CS curriculum.
  13. 13. 13 Learning technology can be fun!
  14. 14. 14 goIT Expansion in US and Canada - 2014
  15. 15. 15 goIT Expansion in US and Canada - 2014 100 70 Students reported increased interest in STEM disciplines (2009-date) 27 Increase in high school students choosing STEM disciplines in college for goIT schools (2009-date) Volunteers would recommend mentoring opportunity to a colleague (2014) Volunteers feel prepared to lead next goIT program in their market (2014) 80
  16. 16. 16 goIT Expansion in US
  17. 17. 17 goIT Expansion in Canada
  18. 18. 18 Our NA STEM Initiative: Customer Feedback It is an honor to applaud the leadership of [the Firm] working with STEMconnector®. What has been accomplished in less than one year many would say –miraculous and we can say, outstanding. Together we are mission driven about leadership and performance and that takes focus. As we worked together we set several goals as we built the projects, partnerships, produce major reports and build metrics for each. Our team is driven to drive change and we do that together with partners and the essence of that partnership is our work with [the Firm]. Edie Fraser, CEO STEMconnector  When I think of companies who are leading the way on the topic of STEM in the US, I immediately think of [the Firm]. [The Firm] is a thought leader driving research and convening the important players from every sector whether it be corporate, nonprofit, government or education. [The Firm] is also developing and rolling out creative solutions, like its goIT program, demonstrating that corporate involvement can really make a difference when it comes to filling the STEM talent gap. Best of all, [the Firm] dedication to the effort starts at the top with its senior leaders and cascades to include all its employees volunteering and getting involved in communities across the country. [The Firm] is a best in class example of corporate community involvement and leadership and we here at NPower are honored and proud to be partnering with them. Stephanie Cuskley, CEO NPower  The necessary growth of America's STEM workforce is significantly inhibited by the fact that too few underrepresented groups -- in particular lower income children, children of color, and girls -- know STEM professionals, know what they do, or have had the moments of discovery that can inspire unfamiliar career paths. We are excited to partner with [the Firm], a proven leader in STEM education, who continues to innovate with programs like goIT, to help inspire the next generation of technologists and engineers. We are also looking forward to working closely with [the Firm], as a leader in IT, to help US2020 develop our state of the art online volunteer matching platform. Eric Schwarz, Executive Chairman US2020 and CEO, Citizen Schools  
  19. 19. 19 Awards & Recognition for the Firm’s NA STEM Initiative Our STEM Initiative recognized by US Chamber of Commerce in 2014 Leaders and Laggards National Education Report Winner, Community Corps’ Corporate Champions Award from Lumity We won the Gold Stevie Award for CSR at the 2014 American Business Awards Winner, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion DANDI Awards Best Corporate Steward Award Honoree, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, BCLC 2013 Citizen Awards Employee Volunteering Program Honorable Mention Award at the 2013 PR News CSR Awards NPower 2014 TCC Volunteer Team of the Year Award United States won [the Firm’s] Maitree Overseas Geography of the Year Award for External Community Initiatives