The program aims to equip more than 12,000 girls in more than 250 secondary and higher secondary schools with 21st Century skills.
IBM (NYSE: IBM) has announced a partnership with the Nagaland Department of School Education to launch IBM Stem for Girls program in more than 250 secondary and higher secondary schools across 15 districts of the state. The curriculum will align and complement the state’s efforts towards quality education. The program will help enable more than 12,000 girls in grades 8 through 10 with digital fluency, coding skills training, access to life and career skills with 21st Century skills. The collaboration is part of a three-year program between IBM and the Nagaland state government as an implementation partner of QUEST Alliance and YouthNet to increase the participation of girls and women in STEM carriers. The program aims to employ and train about 1,400 teachers from participating schools on computational thinking, STEM and agency development for girls. Academics will use IBM SkillsBuildA program that includes tools for online coursework and student engagement
The program will engage teachers in co-creation of relevant learning materials for the advancement of computational thinking and 21st century skills development at the secondary and high school level. The partnership will help students make informed career decisions through strong knowledge development, technology training and the IBM Mentors program.
The IBM Stem for Girls program, currently running in 12 states, has successfully involved thousands of students. Participating states include Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Orissa, Assam, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Nagaland.