CA Technologies

"As a software company, CA Technologies has a clear and vested interest in advancing STEM education. To grow our business in a highly competitive market, we need the brightest software engineers, data scientists and computer scientists. Today’s youth should be the best-equipped ever to fill these roles. After all, they are part of a generation defined and enabled by technology. Businesses have a significant role to play in helping young people – especially those in underserved communities – realize their untapped potential. By creating opportunity for them, we can also create a new generation of innovators and leaders for our companies."

- Mike Gregoire, CEO

Why is your company signing the Commitment to Excellence?

Over the past 10 years, data shows that growth in STEM careers has been three times greater than non-STEM careers. Jobs in STEM fields are expected to continue to grow at a faster rate than any other field in the next decade. Our goal at CA Technologies is to help level the playing field and provide young people with the tools they need to succeed.

What are your company’s specific PreK-12 STEM interests (e.g. computer programming, robotics, engineering, etc.)?

CA Technologies is a global corporation with a local commitment. The company works to improve the quality of life in communities where its employees live and work worldwide and is fully committed to advancing social, environmental, and economic sustainability. CA Together, the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, is driven by the core philanthropic focus of improving the lives of underserved children and communities around the world. CA Technologies does this by supporting organizations, programs and initiatives that enrich the lives and well-being of others with a primary focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Through our education and technology focused partnerships, CA Technologies is investing in STEM programs tailored to different grade levels and age groups. Our goal is to help transform the lives of young people and encourage the development of future leaders in IT. CA Together activities encompass employee volunteerism and matching gifts; in-kind donations of CA Technologies products and services; and wide-ranging partnerships and philanthropic support to community organizations worldwide.

What PreK-12 STEM programs, particularly those contained in STEMworks, does your company support?

CA Technologies does not currently support any programs in the STEMworks database, but we are partnering on STEM initiatives with organizations including 100Kin10, the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Change the Equation, Citizen Schools, the Clinton Global Initiative, DonorsChoose.org, IT-oLogy, NPower, PENCIL, Sesame Workshop, and Year Up to help to build the STEM pipeline at every age of schooling. 

Please share ways in which your company collaborates with state/local organizations or other companies around STEM learning.

In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), CA Technologies launched Tech Girls Rock, an initiative that aims to inspire tween and teen girls to discover an interest in technology and tech-related educational opportunities and careers. CA Technologies employees have participated as moderators, panelists and group leaders at workshops throughout the U.S. in locations including Atlanta, GA; Bellevue, WA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; New York, NY; Plano, TX; San Francisco, CA; Scottsdale, AZ ; and Tampa, FL (photos at links). Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Chicago, IL; Manassas, VA; San Jose, CA and St. Paul, MN. The initiative has been highlighted at two Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meetings and recognized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who proclaimed Tech Girls Rock Day in Chicago, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who applauded the young women participating for embracing the opportunity to develop their technology knowledge and skills through Tech Girls Rock workshops. CA Technologies has partnered with BGCA since 2005 and during that time contributed more than $10 million in monetary and software donations.

Video Links:

CA Technologies and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Tech Girls Rock Video

CA Technologies STEM Education Video