Nurturing the next generation of technology professionals is critical for the future success of our digital workforce and society. Through our global STEM@CGI program, we partner with clients, local schools, government bodies, nonprofits and community organizations to inspire and mentor young people for careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and IT-related professions. Our special focus is on students who are underrepresented in technology fields, including women, ethnic minorities, and the economically disadvantaged.

Global to local: we share a common objective

Designed to cater to diverse interests, needs, and profiles, the STEM@CGI program takes different forms across our global operations. However, they all share a common objective: to provide an inclusive learning experience for underserved and underrepresented populations within communities. The content and format of these learning programs are adjusted to the needs of local populations and are aligned with school curricula and technological advancements. They are all available free of cost.

Advancing business and technical literacy

Leveraging CGI’s well-established network and our proximity model, regional teams identify potential partners based on local economic and community needs. Initiatives range from our flagship STEM camps in the U.S. to robotics competitions for children in France to a technology lab for blind people in India.

For STEM@CGI at Home, a program that supports at-home learning, our teams developed multiple learning activity packs for parents, educators, caregivers, and mentors to teach children about different aspects of STEM, such as coding, robotics, programming, and data analysis. In the U.S., we also developed packs to learn about inspiring women in STEM, Black History and Hispanic Heritage. Each pack includes activities, remote competition ideas, and links to additional educational materials.

Several projects involve challenges that include apprenticeships, internships, and scholarships. For instance, as part of the CGI IT Girls Challenge in the U.S., teams of high-school girls partner with CGI mentors to develop a smartphone app, and the winning team receives college scholarship funds.

Expanding our reach every year

In 2023, the STEM@CGI program reached over 200,000 students worldwide through the dedicated efforts of 6,300 CGI professionals who volunteered more than 35,000 hours annually. In addition, our global digital volunteering platform, CGI for Good, offers our professionals a wide range of opportunities to support this program, either by providing their expertise and time or through financial aid.