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TCS Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award for Ignite My Future in School Program

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IMFIS includes set of instructional resources enabling students to obtain the necessary 21st century skills

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a pioneer in global al IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Organization for International Investment’s (OFII) Corporate Social Responsibility Award for delivering computational learning through Ignite My Future in School Program.

OFII known for recognizing a member company each year honored TCS for its outstanding efforts in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and vast achievements in communities around the U.S. OFII is the only organization focused exclusively on supporting the international business community in Washington.

TCS was selected for its Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) program – a pioneering effort in partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. The collaboration ignites students across America to learn through computational thinking, opens doorways of exciting real-world curriculum resources, packaged with instructional strategies and personalized for your needs as an educator.

Across America, Ignite My Future in School is transforming the way educators, students and schools learn computational thinking as a foundational skill. “We are committed to empowering students with 21st century skills, expanding access and equity to opportunities in the new digital economy,” said Surya Kant, President of North America, U.K. and Europe, TCS.

Learning beyond the classroom

IMFIS is the first and only solution that addresses the foundational skills gap that creates this shortfall, by leveraging computational thinking as a foundational and critical learning skill that is incorporated seamlessly within the school day and integrated into lesson plans.

Ignite My Future program takes learning beyond the classroom and into the real world, seeks to empower U.S. educators through a transdisciplinary teaching approach that integrates computational thinking into core subjects like maths, science, art, and social studies. The program offered free of charge, is a comprehensive set of instructional resources and year-round curriculum support, enabling students to obtain the necessary 21st-century skills required for future careers across all industries.

More than half a million students are better prepared for the 21st century economy because of the significant investment TCS is making into our educational system,” said Nancy McLernon, President and CEO, OFII. “They are a perfect example of how international companies benefit America’s economy and workforce.”

Since its inception in 2017, IMFIS has reached over 10,000 teachers and nearly 600,000 students with a goal of engaging 20,000 teachers and one million U.S. students by 2021. Research suggests that by 2020, there will be one million more computer science and technology-related jobs in the U.S. than graduates qualified to fill them.

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