CA Technologies has partnered up with DonorsChoose.org to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education initiatives in schools around the country serving the underprivileged.
“We are grateful to partner with CA Technologies to build expertise and excitement for STEM learning within communities by introducing these critical subjects into the classroom,” said Founder of DonorsChoose.org, Charles Best. “Students with STEM skills are in high demand and with this support, they will receive the crucial materials they need to help them succeed.”
Over the next five years, it is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Statistics that STEM jobs are projected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields.
“STEM education is preparing the next generation’s workforce for careers in high technology by exposing them to the role of IT in the real world,” said CA Technologies Senior VP and a DonorsChoose.org National Advisory Council member, Adam Famularo. “By partnering with DonorsChoose.org, CA Technologies is fulfilling its role as an industry leader in supporting these types of socially-critical initiatives.”
To contribute to this effort, CA Technologies gave $100,000. Part of the funds will go toward philanthropic gift cards to provide funding for the DonorsChoose.org school or other education projects, and remaining funds will be allocated to matching STEM education classroom project requests on the DonorsChoose.org website from high-need schools. CA Technologies will also donate all profits received from the sales of their new eBook on Amazon.com titled “Chief and Chuck Battle I.T. From the Future.”
Partnerships between businesses like CA Technologies and nonprofits like DonorsChoose.org help students receive the education and skills required to fulfill the needs of the future workforce.