30 Jan 2020

CGI partners with Digital Xtra Fund to support the development of digital skills in young people across Scotland

CGI is committed to the development of digital skills in young people, enabling them to build successful careers and support an increasing demand in the Scottish economy.

In addition to already supporting STEM camps across the UK and encouraging more girls into tech through their Daughter to Work days, CGI will now be helping inspire the next-generation of IT professionals in Scotland by partnering with Digital Xtra Fund for the 2020 grant awards.

Created in 2016, Digital Xtra Fund aims to give every young person in Scotland access to innovative and digitally creative activities regardless of their gender, background, or where they live. Through an annual grants programme, the Fund supports the delivery of extracurricular computing and digital tech activities which boost interest in computing and technology among young people aged 16 years and under. The programme is supported by like-minded companies and organisations like CGI and will see 25 initiatives across Scotland supported in 2020.

The aims of Digital Xtra Fund are to:

  • Enable high-quality, exciting digital skills activities for young people across Scotland via the grant awards programme
  • Inspire the next generation to understand and create with technology, not just consume it, through supported extracurricular activities
  • Engage Industry Partners in supported activities, giving industry experts and young people the opportunity to connect in informal and creative settings

 

Robotics Club at TynecastleCGI and Digital Xtra Fund have a common will to help young people succeed in a digital world whilst promoting diversity and inclusion. In particular, both the Fund and CGI seek to promote digital technologies as an attractive career path while also improving participation of girls and other underrepresented groups in digital tech and supporting activities in areas of high deprivation and rural isolation.

CGI is looking forward to supporting Digital Xtra Fund as part of their CSR strategy and helping provide exciting digital skills activities for young people across Scotland, via their team of dedicated and passionate IT professionals.

 

About CGI:

Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2019 reported revenue of C$12.1 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

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