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IBM signs MoU with Bihar Govt to introduce STEM for Girls

IBM signs MoU with Bihar Govt to introduce STEM for Girls

IBM signs MoU with Bihar Govt to introduce STEM for Girls

‘STEM for Girls’ is an IBM Corporate Social Responsibility initiative primarily aimed toward improving education-to-work and career pathways for women who are studying in Government schools. IBM signs MoU with Bihar Govt to introduce STEM for Girls.

The program includes imparting training in digital literacy, coding and technology skills; 21st-century skills and career development, with an aim to enable girls’ empowerment and increase their interest in STEM education and careers. IBM STEM for Girls’ program introduced about 30 high secondary schools across 3 districts.

IBM signed with The Department of faculty & Mass Education, Government of Bihar, an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to introduce ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program across 30 high secondary schools across three districts which will advance the talents and careers of close to 13,000 students and in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

The vacancies of the skilled workforce in India are quickly increasing with the acceleration of emerging technologies like Cloud and AI. The ‘IBM STEM for Girls’ program features a comprehensive approach that builds technical capabilities also as life and self-actualization skills. The collaboration is a component of a 3-year program between IBM and Indian state governments to extend the participation of women and ladies in STEM careers.

“If we would like India’s talent base to compete within the global economy it becomes imperative to upskill them. Our collaboration with the Bihar govt will help students to stay aligned with market shifts and industry needs. ‘’Today skilling isn’t a choice but important. Emerging technologies are impacting every profession and can completely change the roles of the longer term.

In March this year, IBM announced a big engagement in India to advance the talents and careers of quite 200,000 (2 lakh) female students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Today, Together, we’re working with IBM to align the curriculum and supply the proper set of skills to next-gen to achieve future” added Sanjay Singh, IAS, Bihar State project director.

IBM has collaborations with state governments including – Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Punjab and are planned to widen to many other states. The program will enroll many more schools across the country within the coming months. IBM has been at the forefront and investing within the empowerment of the scholars to form students ready for the future and increase the talent pool,” said Manoj Balachandran, Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM India Pvt. Ltd.

IBM’s initiatives in India also include:

The govt of India covering young innovators through the Atal Tinkering Labs initiative alongside IBM, some 4,000 mentors, and 600,000 mentees will enjoy a singular AI-powered Mentorship Platform. Developed over the IBM Watson cognitive engine, the platform monitors mentor and mentee interactions to supply personalized support to those using the platform. IBM has so far on-boarded 2,500 mentors, including 300 IBMers, to the present platform by collaborating with the national Mentor of Change mission.

A 2-year Advanced Diploma Programme in emerging technologies created together with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, which can be available to 100 Industrial Training Institutes (ITI), including 50 all-women ITIs, over subsequent 3 years. IBM also will offer internships of up to 5 months to some students, presenting a chance for them to further deepen their skills and understanding in emerging fields like Cloud and AI. Currently, 40 ITI’s are enlisted to initiate the 2 years diploma program during this school year.

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