Tata Consultancy Services wins Ohio’s Investing in People Award
The firm’s goIT program for local high school students wins acclaim
Cincinnati, September 15, 2010: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), the leading IT services, business solutions and outsourcing firm, today announced that the Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio (WOIB) selected TCS as one of six 2010 Investing in People Awards recipients for its goIT initiative, which aims to ignite interest in IT careers among local high school students. Also noted was TCS’ commitment to continued learning and development opportunities for its employees.
Workforce One is a regional organization comprising leaders from business, education, labor and government, with the majority of its board members representing the private business sector. Their mission is to provide an educated and qualified workforce that meets the current and future needs of employers.
“The annual Investing in People Awards event is a chance to showcase the best examples of business commitment to workforce development from large corporations to small locally owned businesses,” said Jeff Weber, Executive Director, Workforce One Investment Board of Southwest Ohio. “Maintaining a strong commitment to workforce development through the tough economic times of a recession speaks volumes about the way these employers run their businesses and set the standard for others. TCS’ efforts strengthen our economy and provide meaningful careers for many local residents.”
With a total of more than 400 employees at the Seven Hills Park office in Milford, OH, TCS actively supports the community on a national, regional and local level. In the last 15 months, TCS has hired more than 300 new local employees at their Seven Hills Park office, of which 220 are recent US college graduate hires.
“Being a part of the Tata group, TCS strongly believes that giving back to the communities in which we operate is our core business responsibility and the goIT program is just one such example” said Surya Kant, President, TCS North America.
The TCS student technology awareness program, goIT, began in Milford, OH with plans to expand to other US cities. The goIT program provides students with in-school IT career and awareness workshops, and a three-day hands-on IT summer camp aimed at fostering interest in IT careers. Students work with the latest technologies, gain exposure to a global IT environment and work with programmable robots. Participation is free for all students.
TCS is also a supporter of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. Partnering with the Columbus Center of Science and Industries (COSI), TCS brings exhibits and hands-on activities from the COSI Museum in Columbus Ohio to rural schools in Ohio’s southern Applachian counties through its COSI on Wheels program. This enables students who would not have had the opportunity to visit the museum a chance to experience the exhibits first-hand.
Additionally, to promote education and financial responsibility among students in Ohio’s Appalachian counties, TCS sponsors an essay contest offering scholarship opportunities to the winning applicants.
Clermont County Commission President, Bob Proud presented the Investing in People Award to Amar Naga, Head, TCS’ Seven Hills Park Facility in Milford, OH during a ceremony on Wednesday, September 8.
About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™,recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 300,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $13.4 billion for year ended March 31, 2014 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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