27 October 2016
IFS launches global education programme with over 80 universities
Education-focused Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) encourages the next generation of workers to pursue careers in IT
IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the official launch of the IFS education programme, a global initiative comprising of more than 80 universities across the world with the purpose of increasing interest in technology among the next generation of workers while showcasing the breadth of career opportunities that exists in the IT industry.
The impact of technology within today’s society is profound. To encourage further innovation within the communities as well as the industry sectors IFS is part of, the IFS education programme aims to boost skills and provide opportunities for the next generation of talented workers within the technology sector. The programme focuses on teaching students at some of the world’s top technical higher-education institutions but also involves providing resources, offering scholarships and work experience.
“Although we have worked with universities in different parts of the world for many years, the establishment of the IFS education programme provides a structure that will enable IFS and our partners to reach more students and positively impact more lives!” said Alastair Sorbie, CEO of IFS. “Just like the rest of the industry, IFS is in need of skilled people with eclectic backgrounds, who can bring fresh ideas, energy, and diversity to the workplace in order to help the sector grow.”
IFS works broadly to provide grants, scholarships, and IT equipment for classroom teaching, as well as supporting interns and mentoring graduate students. IFS’s global university programme strengthens this commitment by enabling collaboration directly with lecturers and professors when designing courses and programmes that are founded on real-world experience of what it means to work in IT.
Sorbie continued, “While we are making a real difference today, we will be accelerating this effort with the support of the broader tech industry to affect an even greater impact and positive change.”
“The support from IFS, providing students with a real-world insight into technology, has helped our students appreciate the opportunities and impact that they themselves can invoke through careers in technology. We highly appreciate the support and resources provided to the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) to date,” says Dr. Peter Wilke, Department of Computer Science, FAU Erlangen, Germany.
Learn more about the universities IFS collaborates with as well as the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility visit our website.
IFS™ is a globally recognised leader in developing and delivering enterprise software for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Enterprise Service Management (ESM). Founded in 1983, IFS brings customers in targeted sectors closer to their business, helps them be more agile and prepare for what's next in their industry. IFS’s 2,800 employees support more than 1 million users worldwide from its network of local offices and through a growing ecosystem of partners. For more information visit: www.ifsworld.com