Odisha Girls To Receive ‘STEM’ Education From IBM

With the aim of increasing representation of girls in the technological world, the center, in association with various agencies started the STEM program in 2015-16. The program revolved around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) with tailor-made programmes. Several organisations have come forward and participated in the program ever since.

Now, IBM has signed an MoU with the Department of School and Mass Education of the Odisha government, introducing ‘IBM STEM for girls’ in over 100 higher secondary schools in Odisha. This will enable the advancement of the skills of 20000 girls and 10000 boys.

IBM has mentioned that it will provide training in digital literacy, coding and technology skills and enable girl’s empowerment in STEM areas.

“It is important for the entire ecosystem to come together to address the rising skill gap in the country and invest in the future of our workforce. Our collaboration with IBM will equip students with the right skills for jobs of the future and represent a diverse workforce”, said Chitra Arumugam, Commissioner-cum-secretary in the School and Mass education department.

Apart from Odisha, IBM has signed MoUs with state governments of Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, catering to more than two lakh students.