Country's largest software servicesfirm Tata Consultancy Services on Tuesday said it has joined US2020 as a founding leadership partner.
US2020 is a national STEM Education initiative that aims to engage one million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals in mentorship opportunities by the year 2020.
Tata Consultancy Services is joining as a Founding Leadership Partner of US2020, providing more than $500,000 in cash and in-kind support, TCS said in a statement.
It is also aspiring to get 20% of the company's STEM workforce mentoring students by 2020, it added.
Through the online matching platform that TCS will develop, US2020 will help place STEM volunteers into high impact mentoring opportunities with top non-profit organisations working across different grades, settings, and delivery models.
Under the strategy, up to five cities will be selected and supported to mobilise STEM volunteers through partnerships with leading science and technology businesses.
The cities will be offered $1 million or more in cash and in-kind support to bring together businesses, non-profit organisations, city governments, and local philanthropies around a coordinated effort to spark the minds of students across their communities.
"To succeed on tomorrow's world stage, students must have a solid foundation in STEM and be fluent in the technologies that will power the global economy of the 21st century," TCS president (North America, UK and Europe) Surya Kant said.