CGI works to address a critical challenge for the IT services industry: the lack of professionals, particularly those from underrepresented populations, to help build an IT workforce for the digital age. Through programs hosted across our global operations, we inspire young people by sharing our passion for high-tech careers and other professions that require training and education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Referred to as STEM@CGI, CGI hosts STEM camps across the countries in which we operate, along with numerous trainee and mentorship programs. These efforts support workforce development in the IT industry, which offers high-quality jobs that are critical to improving our world.
On June 2, CGI hosted its first STEM Camp in Montreal, timing the event to coincide with CGI’s Leadership Conference, which is an annual meeting of CGI's global vice-presidents. This gave the students the opportunity to work with CGI mentors from 15 different countries who represent a dynamic and diverse background of experience and expertise. These students learned important concepts in coding, computer engineering, innovative thinking and business consulting through three lessons: Raspberry Pi, ICE Storm and Improv. (Read the related media advisory.)
Hosting STEM@CGI camps is part of our global commitment to provide programs that support youth from all backgrounds to become part of tomorrow’s digital workforce.