Apr 25: Tech major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Wednesday said that the company in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), will convene 125 students from 15 schools to compete in its annual go IT competition today.
TCS and TDSB have been working together since the 2014 launch of the go IT program and to date have engaged more than 6,000 students.
“TCS’ goiT program helps to inspire students to learn new technology skills essential to modernizing and transforming every single industry. TCS facilitates this through programing that includes design thinking skills and hands-on coding and robotics experience,” the company said.
“Through our work with TCS, we have been able to provide our students with unique learning experiences that help to inspire an interest in STEM careers,” said John Chasty, TDSB Superintendent of Education. “TCS has proven to be a dedicated partner and we are thrilled to continue working with them to help prepare our students for the jobs of the future.”
Through its many partnerships, TCS’ goiT program has engaged students in 18 cities across Canada. More recently, goiT has been empowering more girls, Indigenous Canadians and other under-represented groups to strengthen their tech acumen.
According to Sou men Roy, Head of TCS in Canada, “as a top global IT services company operating in Canada, Tata Consultancy Services sees STEM education as vital to the community and our future operations. We are committed to doing our part to help equip students with the skills they need to future-proof their 21st century careers and steward Canada’s competitiveness on the world stage.”