Through our partnership with STEM Alliance and local education partners, CA Technologies is working to build relationships with school teachers. In 2017, we provided content to support the STEM Alliance’s Massive Online Course (MOOC) titled “Opening Minds to STEM” for primary and secondary school teachers in Europe. Our software engineers spoke about their jobs and how they got into their careers, our HR team discussed challenges around gender stereotyping and societal bias’ towards women in STEM careers, and we hosted a live webinar with school teachers to discuss the benefits of school and industry collaboration to enhance inspirational STEM teaching.
The importance of school and industry collaboration to promote inspirational STEM teaching is emphasised by Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet, who said collaboration between teachers and industry makes teachers more aware of current role models in the field of STEM, as well as study paths and careers. “Through these connections, we can raise young peoples’ awareness of the skills needed to pursue careers in STEM. STEM Alliance is very pleased to have CA Technologies onboard as a founding partner to help bridge this gap,” said Marc