Meet TCS's goIT July Monthly Challenge Winner!

Aug 24, 2022 10:00 AM ET
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TCS’s goIT program engages students from diverse backgrounds to bridge the learning curve with STEM, Computer Science, Design Thinking, and Digital Innovation. The program offers an industry-developed, customizable curriculum that teaches students 21st-century skills necessary for a career in technology. Lessons cover topics like the innovation life cycle, rapid prototyping, design thinking, and more.

Since its inception in the summer of 2020, thousands of students across the globe have participated in TCS’s goIT Monthly Challenge. Students have used key principles from TCS’ flagship STEM education program goIT, to design a tech-based solution and submit a pitch video to the challenge theme. Each month, TCS partners with a globally-minded nonprofit to serve as our SDG ambassador alongside a monthly TCS customer co-host. Together, we have explored topics ranging from gender equality to systemic racism all the way to protecting life underwater. Teacher interest and student engagement in this monthly experience has been tremendous and continues to increase month over month.

In July 2022, TCS and our non-profit partner, Project Inclusion Network, challenged students to create a digital innovation that improves access to work opportunities for people of all abilities. Congratulations to Sri Sahasra, of Edison, New Jersey, for creating the winning app “Quick Job.” Volunteer judges from TCS were impressed by all the entries, but ultimately their innovation stood at the top. Quick Job’s goal is to help provide a better working future for all. Her app allows anyone to post their job skills and abilities to a database, which automatically connects them to companies with matching openings.

According to Sri, “I created this app because I want to provide a better working future for everyone. I thought that if we created this sort of an app, people in the future wouldn't have to judge a book by its cover.”

See her full idea at TCS goIT Monthly Challenge | TCS Empowers Programs.

The goIT Monthly Challenge is a global initiative and is being rolled out across all TCS geographies in the coming months. Visit our goIT Monthly Challenge competition website to learn how you can involve your students or children in upcoming challenges: http://on.tcs.com/goIT-ENG