At CA Technologies, our mission is to eliminate the barriers between ideas and outcomes – because we believe technology can help solve the world’s most pressing challenges. To further drive this, in 2015 CA launched Create Tomorrow, a Europe-wide programme designed to get more young people excited about STEM careers – and to tackle the gender imbalance. Create Tomorrow is underpinned by CA’s pledge to the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition – it is also closely aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, focusing specifically on Quality Education and Gender Equality.
Create Tomorrow is designed within a framework that targets specific audiences – from secondary school students who are preparing to choose their final subjects, to universities undertaking research to boost innovation in Europe, to stakeholders who play a vital role in influencing students’ motivation and interest in STEM subjects. The programme is led by our employees, known as CA STEM Ambassadors, who volunteer their time to deliver interactive hands-on workshops and activities that show school students what it’s like to work in STEM, and the connections between studies and career opportunities.
Working in partnership with education stakeholders, corporate social responsibility organisations, governments and customers across Europe, CA is committed to inspiring the next generation of digital leaders through our actions and innovations – and from this we deliver our pledge.
Our goal is to reach 50,000 students by 2020 through the Create Tomorrow programme. By December 2017, we had reached 10,000 students, and by scaling the reach of Create Tomorrow – and connecting further with school teachers – we are striving towards achieving this goal.
|People reached through awareness raising activities/teachers||At the end, • 90% of teachers who have an improved perception of the technology industry • 90%of teachers who feel more equipped to effectively teach ICT and increase student engagement in the classroom||200||693|
|People reached through awareness raising activities/Primary/Secondary education students||At the end, • 90% students who have an improved perception of careers in the technology industry • 80% students who would consider studying a STEM subject • 80% students who would consider a future career in technology • 40% females reached across all programmes and activities • 80 %female students who would consider studying a STEM subject • 80% female students who would consider a future career in technology||50,000||3,645|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|assessed and benchmarked with the STEM PI assessment tool||31/12/2017||On Track|
|sharing IT skills and best practice across various themes for teachers via the STEM Alliance Portal||31/12/2017||Completed|
|Contribute to the “Massive Online Open Course on STEM studies and careers”||31/03/2017||Completed|
|STEM Discovery Week / Professionals go back to School||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Teacher Discovery Placement||30/06/2017||On Track|
|Deploy Your Talents: Run by CA Technologies in Italy, Spain, Germany and France||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Create Tomorrow initiatives in the UK||31/12/2017||On Track|
|Teacher Placement – STEM Ambassador Academy launch in the UK||28/02/2018|
|STEM Discovery Week participation with STEM Alliance: Live webinars||31/05/2018|
|CA Technologies helps to launch People Like Me Campaign across Europe – in the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Prague and Germany||30/09/2018|
|First teacher placement initiative in Prague||31/12/2018|
|STEM PI Assessment & Benchmark by CSR Europe||31/12/2018|
|Deploy Your Talents runs its third edition in Spain, France, and Germany||31/12/2018|
|Deploy Your Talents runs its fifth edition in Italy – both Milan and Rome||31/12/2018|