Cutting Edge: Transforming Our Future with Innovation

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Cutting Edge: Transforming Our Future with Innovation

By Lily De Los Rios, Symantec's VP, Engineering
Symantec employees, Lily de los Rios and Darren Shou, pledge to volunteer in the CTO Challenge!

Symantec employees, Lily de los Rios and Darren Shou, pledge to volunteer in the CTO Challenge!

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.@Symantec engineers join the CTO Challenge and share their career paths with #STEM students http://symc.ly/1VmnITI @codeorg #CSR #volunteer
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Symantec: Investing in STEM Education

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Computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average, and by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computing jobs. However, by that same five year time period, there will only be 400,000 computer science students. At that rate, there will be 1 million more jobs than students by 2020. This is a concerning statistic that not only impacts our students’ futures, but also our company and our global economy.

Addressing this discrepancy begins in our classrooms, and with only 10% of U.S. schools teaching computer science, there is plenty of room for improvement.

Symantec’s goal is to excite, engage and educate students in STEM, with an emphasis on computer science and cybersecurity. One of the primary ways Symantec has a positive impact on local communities is through our volunteer efforts. We believe that the communities where Symantec maintains offices should be stronger and more vibrant because of our presence and that our employees are best positioned to understand the needs of their communities.

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Keywords: Education | CTO Challenge | Innovation & Technology | STEM | Social Impact & Volunteering | Symantec | Take 5 Volunteer Challenge | Youth Action | code.org

CAMPAIGN: Symantec: Investing in STEM Education

CONTENT: Blog

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