Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has announced that it will be ramping up the footprint of its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programmes in New Jersey by 25% and hire 1,000 new employees by the end of 2023.
Surya Kant, Chairman of North America, TCS, said, “TCS is committed to nurturing tomorrow’s technology leaders through STEM initiatives and volunteerism across New Jersey, so they can continue to drive economic growth and give back to their local communities.”
In 2009, TCS had rolled out a programme called goIT, which aims to inspire students to pursue education and careers in STEM fields, by deploying its volunteers to teach computer science and programming concepts. Covering career awareness workshops, hands-on technology education, teacher training, and parent orientation, the programme is offered free of cost to middle and high school students through in-school, after-school, and out-of-school formats.
Over the last five years, TCS has hired nearly 450 students from colleges and universities across the Garden State and has introduced its own student and educator STEM and computer science programs to help build a pipeline of local IT talent in New Jersey, it said in a statement.
“TCS is creating thousands of highly-skilled jobs and delivering significant economic growth to New Jersey. Our economic mission trip to India in 2019 continues to bear fruit as we have seen deep investments from Indian companies in our state,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.