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INVESTING IN U.S. TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation—created to support digital education and skills training initiatives across America.

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RESKILLING AND GROWING THE U.S. WORKFORCE


Cognizant is excited to announce the launch of our non-profit foundation to support Americans seeking the skills needed to thrive in the digital era.

With the expansion of digital economy, the need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and skills programs is greater than ever. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 1.4-million-person gap in the U.S. between software development jobs and qualified applicants to fill these positions by 2020. 

As a rapidly growing global company providing consulting, digital, technology and business process services, Cognizant is one of the largest technology employers in America. We are working hard to help address this skills shortage. In 2017, Cognizant added more than 6,000 U.S. workers. Cognizant also plans to grow its U.S. workforce by at least an additional 25,000 over the next five years. Earlier this year, Cognizant announced a $100 million contribution to the Foundation for U.S. technology education.

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THE COGNIZANT U.S.
FOUNDATION

Reskilling to support the digital economy.

COMMITTED TO ADVANCING STEM EDUCATION

The Foundation reflects Cognizant's global commitment to training technology professionals, reskilling and upskilling workers and giving back to local communities.

The Cognizant U.S. Foundation is a nonprofit private foundation created and funded by Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. Public-private partnerships and other initiatives sponsored by the Foundation will benefit high school graduates, community college and college students, military veterans and others in the workforce looking to obtain specialized technical skills for digital technology jobs. The Foundation’s mission is to:

  • Improve and expand opportunities for U.S. workers in the digital economy
  • Support digital literacy education and skills programs
  • Inspire and lead employer engagement

In addition to creating the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Cognizant has sponsored recruiting, training and reskilling initiatives in several states, including New York, Iowa and Florida, with additional programs scheduled later this year in Arizona and Texas.

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