Bridging the Gap: Discover How Industry and Education are Collaborating to Address Europe's STEM skills gap

CA Technologies shares insights into how it is working with schools to inspire young people to consider future careers in STEM.

Webinar outline and links

The STEM Alliance, in cooperation with CA Technologies, is organising a webinar on Thursday 18th of May 2017. It takes place from 17:30 to 18:30 Central European Time (CET).


In 2015, CA Technologies introduced Create Tomorrow, a Europe-wide corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme aimed to inspire the next generation of innovators and digital leaders, and to address the gender imbalance.

During this webinar, Mariateresa Faregna, who leads communications and CSR at CA Technologies in Italy, will talk about how she works with schools and non-profit organisations to bring industry and education together to introduce young people to technology, and show them the connections between studies and career paths.

Mariateresa is the engine behind CA's delivery of the successful Deploy Your Talents initiative, which she helped introduce to Spain and Germany, and expand in France. Deploy Your Talents is driven by CSR Europe, and delivered across Europe by local non-profit partners.

In addition, Mariateresa has brought CA employees together with school students in Milan and Rome to teach them how to code as part of Programma Il Futuro, an initiative launched by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, in collaboration with CINI. CA's involvement in supporting Programma Il Futuro in Italy was recently covered by Rai TV, see the programme here.

Discover how schools can successfully work with industry to increase students' awareness of the value of STEM to society – and what STEM careers look like.

This webinar will show you how teachers play a crucial role in making these connections possible – and how they play a vital role in building tomorrow's world.


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About the speaker

Mariateresa FaregnaMariateresa Faregna, Communications Manager, CA Technologies Italy

Based in Milan, Mariateresa is responsible for managing the company's external and internal communications in Italy, including media relations, employee communications, industry analyst relations and corporate social responsibility.

In addition, she leads the communications programs for CA's European Security business unit. In this role, she is coordinator of the European security thought-leadership and products campaigns, the liaison with the security Communications team in the US, and the PR focal point for the European Security business unit.

Mariateresa is a member of the Italian management team at CA Technologies, and a direct report to the EMEA Communications vice president. She also supports internal communications for the Southern region, which includes France, Italy, Iberia and Israel.

Within CA Italy's organization, she leads employee volunteering projects and activities.

CA Technologies

CA Technologies is a corporation creating software used by thousands of companies, government organisations, educational institutions. They believe that a single idea can change the world. But great ideas only matter when they become real, ready-to-launch products and services. That is why their mission is to help customers eliminate the barriers between ideas and business outcomes.

The number of jobs in technology is growing and demand is outpacing supply. Over the last few years, the number of STEM jobs has risen faster than any other job category and many of tomorrow's occupations will require some background in STEM. At CA Technologies, their mission is to eliminate the barriers between ideas and outcomes. CA has the tools and expertise to address the skills gap.

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