TCS rolls out goIT programme in the Philippines

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India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has joined hands with the Philippines Department of Education in Cordillera Administrative Region to help students improve their technology skills through the goIT initiative.

goIT aims to demystify computer science and interest students in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education to become tomorrow’s technology leaders. Students will learn about design thinking, digital technologies and the agile methodology to develop and prototype solutions that improve their communities or support the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

The curriculum covers the innovation lifecycle, product prototyping, and industry relevant entrepreneurial skills. TCS employees will mentor students and provide industry context and real-world connections.

3 days, 6 provinces, 20 schools

The three-day programme will be implemented in 20 schools across six provinces of the Cordillera region, including Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Mountain Province, and Kalinga.

“Through this program, we will be able to reach students in the farthest areas, helping them contribute to the development of their communities,” said Shiju Varghese, Country Head, TCS Philippines.

As TCS’ flagship student engagement programme globally, goIT is tailored in each region to meet the specific needs of local communities.

Starting end September

Targeted at third- and fourth-year high school students, it will start in the last week of September with Cordillera Regional Science High School in Benguet.

“True to our vision of promoting quality education for every Filipino, TCS’ goIT programme will facilitate the learning of much needed technology skills. This will develop our Cordilleran learners and unselfishly contribute to the improvement of their communities,” said May Eclar, Regional Director of the Department of Education of Cordillera Administrative Region.