CA Technologies

CA Technologies

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.

Pledge Category

Digital skills in education

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 31/12/2020

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
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CA Technologies

CA Technologies creates software that helps companies shape the future.

Qualitative Impact

• Teachers – Through business-education collaboration, we will introduce the STEM Ambassador Academy at CA for secondary school teachers, providing them with real-world insights into the technology industry, and will deliver an unconscious bias workshop to help them be aware of gender stereotyping in the classroom and provide guidance on how to manage it. As a founder sponsor of the People Like Me digital program, introduced by the WISE campaign to encourage more girls to consider STEM careers, CA will encourage teachers to take part in free training so they can run the campaign with their students.

• Impact measurement: Perceptions before and after interaction with CA in helping teachers to further enhance the attractiveness of STEM jobs and careers for their students; and to be more aware of how to manage gender stereotyping in the classroom.

• Students – Through business-education collaboration with students, and through employee volunteering and hands-on activities, increase the attractiveness of technology careers in the digital economy, and boost students’ confidence in having the abilities to take STEM subjects and then enter technology careers. These activities will run with specific focus on encouraging more girls to take STEM subjects and pursue STEM careers.

• Impact measurement: Perceptions before and after interaction with CA Technologies – “I now understand more about careers in technology, and the subjects needed to have a future career in the industry. I will consider a future career in STEM.”

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
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

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

Since January 2017, CA Technologies has reached 3,645 under-18 school students through a variety of interactive STEM initiatives in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Prague. These have included hands-on workshops, where students get the opportunity to discover the exciting world of STEM careers - and supporting both Deploy Your Talents (run by CSR Europe) and Programma Il Futuro in Italy, alongside various school visits and talks. Since starting our partnership with STEM Alliance in January 2017, CA has contributed towards its MOOC themed "Opening Minds to STEM" - though providing content and webinars. CA continues to work with STEM Alliance to strengthen industry and STEM education collaboration to increase students' interest in STEM subjects at school and in higher education.

Milestones

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