Cognizant is excited to announce the launch of our non-profit foundation to support Americans seeking the skills needed to thrive in the digital era.
Within the expanding digital economy, the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and skills programs is greater than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 1.4-million-person gap in the U.S. between software development jobs and qualified applicants to fill these positions by 2020.
As a rapidly growing global company that provides consulting, digital, technology and business process services, Cognizant is one of the largest technology employers in America. We work hard to help address the STEM skills shortage. In 2017, Cognizant added more than 6,000 U.S. workers. Cognizant also plans to grow its U.S. workforce by at least an additional 25,000 over the next five years. Earlier this year, Cognizant announced a $100 million contribution to the Cognizant U.S. Foundation for technology education in the United States.
THE COGNIZANT U.S.
Reskilling to support the digital economy.
COMMITTED TO ADVANCING STEM EDUCATION
The Foundation reflects Cognizant's global commitment to training technology professionals, reskilling and upskilling workers and giving back to local communities.
The Cognizant U.S. Foundation is a nonprofit private foundation created and funded by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation to support STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. Public-private partnerships and other initiatives sponsored by the Foundation will benefit high school graduates, community and other college, military veterans and others in the workforce looking to obtain specialized technical skills for digital technology jobs. The Foundation’s mission is to:
Improve and expand opportunities for U.S. workers in the digital economy
Support digital literacy education and skills programs
Inspire and lead employer engagement
In addition to creating the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Cognizant has sponsored recruiting, training and reskilling initiatives in several states, including New York, Iowa and Florida, with additional programs scheduled later this year in Arizona365体育竞猜 and Texas.