Every year for the past 25 years, CGI’s offices in Sweden have hosted Young Generation, an IT summer camp for CGI members’ children. The camp draws hundreds of children between the ages of 6 and 12 who participate in a variety of IT projects and outdoor activities.
The idea behind the camp is to provide participants with planned activities for their summer breaks while introducing them to technology and potential IT careers.
The children build their own web sites and smart phone applications, produce videos, and learn how to use e-mail and office applications. The activities are taught by the older children of members who have taken part in Young Generation in the past.
”Young Generation is much appreciated by parents and children alike,” said Anna-Karin Samuelson, vice president of HR for CGI’s operations in Sweden. “As Sweden’s largest IT services company, it is important to contribute to creating a positive image of IT among younger generations. It is fantastic to see the enthusiasm and joy that the children bring to our workplace during the summer weeks.”