The future holds great promise for communities across the country—the promise of life changing innovations, empowering ingenuity, and expanded opportunity. Yet while the digital economy has created unparalleled opportunity for many, far too few Americans have access to quality education, training, and job opportunities to thrive in today’s workforce. By 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 1.4 million-person gap between technology jobs in the U.S. and qualified applicants to fill these positions. This is our charge. And this is America’s opportunity.
We believe in a world in which every American has access to a quality job. The Cognizant U.S. Foundation’s mission is to equip communities across the country to thrive in today’s 21st century economy.
To realize this vision, we work with employers, educators, policymakers, and community leaders across the country to define needs, develop solutions, and drive change. We support STEM education and skills training, research and thought leadership, and innovative solutions designed to serve the communities in which we live and work.