Collaborating with our customers and partners not only builds greater awareness of the STEM skills gap, but gives students a varied inside view of the many types of jobs in STEM, and how they relate to the world.
In the UK, CA Technologies hosted its annual Step into STEM event together with Deutsche Bank, GSK, Mars and non-profit partner Learning to Work. Schoolchildren from local secondary schools participated in a full day of interactive workshops, from coding to artificial intelligence and engineering, designed to inspire them about the expanse of exciting STEM careers. A popular session was speed-networking, where students spoke to a wide range of employees about how they started their careers in STEM – and what they enjoyed most about their jobs.
Today, the world is being written by software, and as technology moves forward, coding is fast becoming an essential universal language in the workplace. Teaching digital literacy skills in schools is key – and on this basis CA Technologies joined the Programma Il Futuro (Programming the Future) in 2015 to deliver classroom lessons to schools in Milan and Rome to teach students how to code. Now in our third year, CA STEM Ambassadors work with several schools to run a set of ten coding lessons with each school.