Cigna STEM Camp Breaks Barriers and Opens Opportunities

Cigna recently hosted students from the American School for the Deaf , the oldest permanent school for the deaf in the United States, for a STEM Camp, providing these students an opportunity to get hands-on experience in the field by building gaming software applications and building laptop computers.

Cigna’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Camp is a one-day Cigna - STEM Campcamp led by Cigna’s Technology Early Career Development Program (TECDP) in collaboration with the technology services firm, CGI. As noted in the press release, the unemployment rate in the disability community is the highest of all minority groups and, according to the World Health Organization, nearly 1 in 10 people will have disabling hear loss by 2050. Conducting these STEM camps encourages employment opportunities through education and training and is one of many efforts Cigna makes to support the community.

From Cigna’s press release:

“The opportunity to work with students from the American School for the Deaf is an example of our commitment to breaking down barriers and embracing each other’s differences,” said Susan Stith, Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion, Foundation and Civic Affairs. “Bringing together a team diverse in thought, abilities, and backgrounds leads to more innovation and better experiences for our customers, patients, clients, and employees. As we look to grow our talent pipeline, we look forward to continuing to mentor these students as they consider pursuing careers in health or STEM-related fields.”

To learn more about the STEM Camp at Cigna, check out this video.

cignaMACo would like to thank Gold Corporate Partner Cigna for its continued support of county governments! Cigna is the lead sponsor of MACo’s Summer Conference mobile app. The app will help attendees navigate the conference, learn more about exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers, and craft custom schedules to be downloaded to personal devices. Be sure to visit Cigna in booth 328 at MACo’s Summer Conference. Thank you, Cigna!

 

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