Community Initiatives in the Latin American Region

“As an organization, TCS cares for the communities in which it works, and doesn’t hesitate to give back. It’s amazing when you think that at least 10% of our strong workforce in the LATAM region are volunteers, and support social causes and green activities on a regular basis. We want to contribute to benefit a community.”

Paola Suau
Engagement and Maitree LATAM Lead

Our team of over 14000 associates offers advanced technology solutions in eight Latin American countries. We offer an inclusive work environment, and work with local educational institutions, governmental organizations, and non-profits to enrich the community.

TCS in Latin America has two large scale initiatives, ENABLE and goIT

TCS Brazil collaborates with Centro Paula Souza, the largest technical education institution in Latin America. The partnership was signed with the technology schools and colleges, ETEC and FATEC, in the state of São Paulo, which has 285,000 students.

Every month, our employees will conduct technical lectures for 150 students at these institutes. The program is expected to train more than 1,000 students, and we hope to recruit some of these students to fill around 50% of the new Business Process Services (BPS) jobs offered by TCS throughout the year.

1. ENABLE - aims at enhancing employability by improving the requisite skills of people with limited access to benefits in the region. The program provides digital literacy as well as assistance in building resumes and undergoing job interviews. For example, in Brazil TCS collaborated with Centro Paula Souza, the largest technical education institution in Latin America. The partnership was signed with the technology schools and colleges, ETEC and FATEC, in the state of Sao Paulo, which has 285,000 students. Every month, employees conduct technical lectures for students at these institutes. The program is expected to train more than 1000 students throughout the year.

2. goIT - creating an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among students and encouraging them to pursue a career in IT.

“The partnership with Centro Paula Souza helps us deliver value and knowledge to the local community. We want to strengthen the company’s organizational culture through commitment and interaction with the society in which we operate in order to promote values such as team spirit, communication, and synergy.”

N. Chandrasekaran
CEO & MD, TCS

An Inclusive Workplace

Our Inclusion Program aims to integrate differently-abled people into the workforce without discrimination. We constantly collaborate with government institutions and non-profits to increase the reach of the initiative.

The program includes a curriculum that is designed to enhance the skills of participants, thereby increasing their employability. TCS also conducts orientation programs to sensitize managers and help them manage a diverse team. Through this program, we hope to recruit 200 professionals from across the country over the next five years.

“I suffer from a hearing impairment because of which I was unable to get a job that matched my competencies and skill set, despite being a technical graduate. I was forced to do odd jobs like washing cars.

Five months ago, my institute DUOC told me about the TCS’ Enable program. I first joined TCS as an intern. I worked very hard and as a result of my good work, I was hired as a trainee. Today, I am a network technician.

The team was extremely supportive and we work together as one big family.

TCS is truly an inclusive company, and I would like to congratulate the HR team for running a project like this to support differently abled people like me!”

Carlos Arancibia
TCS employee, Santiago, Chile

Computer Training

Prison Unit El Molino in Montevideo, Uruguay, houses young mothers between the age of 18 and 25 years, who have not finished their studies. TCS trained 30 inmates of the prison in basic computer skills such as using Microsoft Word and Excel. After the training, the inmates were employed (inside the prison) to work on digitizing data for the traffic police. These skills will also help secure gainful employment after their release.

Awards

  • Volunteering Program of United Nations:
    Best Volunteering Company (Ecuador)
  • ASONIC (The Parents Association of Children with Cancer):
    Most Supportive Company of the Year
  • Fundacion Regazo:
    - Recognized for social spirit and commitment
    - Best Company 2012