Jacobs Wins Inaugural 'Engaging Youth in Information Technology' Award
Honoring Visionary Programs and Initiatives
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYS: JEC) announced today that it was selected to receive the first-ever Engaging Youth in IT Award from the CIO Executive Council in partnership with Computerworld.
The award was established to showcase outstanding initiatives that educate and interest young people in IT careers. Jacobs was chosen by a panel of expert judges comprised of chief information officers from companies worldwide. In reaching their decision, the panel noted Jacobs' multiple, interacting approaches to interest young people in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
In making the announcement, Jacobs CEO Craig Martin stated, "We are delighted to be recognized with this award, and to reinforce our commitment to initiatives that interest youth in STEM careers. Our programs demonstrate innovative ways that companies can reach and engage youth, benefit the community, and contribute to a healthy pipeline of future professionals in our industry."
Jacobs Senior Vice President of Information Technology Cora Carmody is the founder of Technology Goddesses, a program that partners with the Girl Scouts of the USA to provide educational workshops and career opportunities for girls interested in technology. Many participants from that program have gone on to pursue degrees in the field, and a number of them are currently working as IT professionals at Jacobs. Other related Jacobs initiatives cited by the judges include internships, apprenticeships, and Jacobs' STEM Ambassadors.
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
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