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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Cognizant U.S. Foundation Awards $4.1 Million To The National Center For Women & Information Technology

 
Grant Will Fund Digital Skills Education for 13,000+ Girls and Women by 2021, Providing On-Ramp to Careers in Technology

 
The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students, today announced it has made a $4.1 million grant to the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT). The grant will fund digital skills education programs and an awareness campaign designed to increase interest among women of all ages in pursuing technology careers.
 
NCWIT is a non-profit community of more than 1,100 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide. With the Cognizant U.S. Foundation award, NCWIT will establish new specialized coding skills camps for girls and women, as well as training opportunities for professional school counselors, in communities historically lacking computing education resources and a technology workforce.
 
Focusing initially on the south/southeastern U.S., NCWIT will launch programs in communities where it and/or the Cognizant U.S. Foundation have existing training partners, access to interested students and educators, and proximity to corporate internships and employment opportunities.
 
By year-end 2019, these new programs are expected to directly benefit approximately 2,243 girls and women; by 2021, the fully established training network is expected to influence career opportunities for more than 13,000 individuals. In addition to creating awareness and helping program participants develop the digital skills necessary for employment, NCWIT will help with placement in digital economy jobs.

Learn More:

·       NCWIT

·       Cognizant U.S.Foundation

 

 

 

TEANECK, N.J., Dec. 19, 2018

 

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