IBM expands STEM for Girls programme in Nagaland; to benefit 12,000 students in 250 schools

This is part of IBM’s pioneering commitment to equip 30 million people of all ages worldwide with the new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030.

This is part of IBM’s pioneering commitment to equip 30 million people of all ages worldwide with the new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030.

Bengaluru

IBM partnered with the Nagaland Department of School Education on Thursday to introduce the IBM STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program for girls in more than 250 middle and senior high schools in 15 counties across the state.

The program would give more than 12,000 girls studying between 8th and 10th grade access to digital fluency, coding skills training, 21st century skills, including life and career skills, IBM said in a statement.

The partnership is part of a three-year program between IBM and Nagaland State Government, with the QUEST Alliance and YouthNet as an implementation partner, to increase the participation of girls and women in STEM careers. The program will also aim to enable nearly 1,400 teachers in the participating schools to engage and train students in computational thinking, STEM and desk development for girls. Educators will use IBM SkillsBuild (skillsbuild.org), a program that includes online courses and tools to engage with students, according to IBM.

Kevileno Angami, Special Secretary, Government of Nagaland, “The IBM STEM for Girls program will help young students become problem solvers. We hope that our children will create jobs in the coming days, and we cherish citizens who will be able to solve problems and think outside the box.”

Sandip Patel, Managing Director, IBM India, said: “With the expansion of our STEM for Girls program in Nagaland, we have expanded our footprint to 12 states across India. This is part of IBM’s pioneering commitment to reach 30 million people by 2030. of all ages worldwide with the new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.”

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