CA Technologies announces that it has contributed to the success of the third edition of “Future Program”, the initiative born of the collaboration between MIUR and CINI (National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics), which aims to train students To the basic concepts of computer science through programming.
CA Technologies is an active part of the project by promoting its features and goals with its employees, in line with its European Corporate Social Responsibility Program “Create Tomorrow”, which sees the company and its employees engaged in a number of activities To reduce the lack of technological skills and professionalism in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
During the school year, 25% of the employees of CA Technologies in Milan and Rome headquartered as volunteers in holding courses at an elementary school in the province of Milan and a middle school and a high school in Rome .
AC volunteers spent some hundreds of hours of work on preparing, planning lessons, and meeting in the classroom, involving 250 young people aged between 9 and 18.
In “Future Program”, programming (coding) is inserted in a context of gaming that enables you to learn the basics of computer science fun, while also exercising logical-rational abilities and creativity. The playful approach allows to attract the attention of the little ones, helping them to develop computational thinking. The project is articulated to include different, basic and advanced pathways, also targeted at secondary and secondary primary schools.
During the closing event of “Future Program” held at the MIUR headquarters in Rome on Monday, June 19, the global results of the project have also been announced, which has largely exceeded its initial goals by now reaching 1,600. 000 students in 5,856 establishments, for a total of 22,464,078 hours of code being made.
Another positive figure emerging from the results of the last edition is the growth in the number of girls in upper secondary schools who are experiencing coding. Although 41.8% of students enrolled in the project are female students, data show that they are more actively participating in 54.2%.
“We believe it is vital to promote at all levels the teaching of science in computer science, in order to provide new generations with useful tools to actively and consciously understand the complex digital,” comments Michele Lamartina, Managing Director of CA Technologies . “We know that from here on, 2020, our company will have to face a significant impact in terms of digital resource deficits. This lack of skills can be a great opportunity for young people who are prepared to choose a study address and for this reason, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of people working in CA, we want to continue to promote and participate in initiatives Which help young people to make clear their future choices, while stimulating girls’ involvement in areas where they are traditionally less present, such as technology. “