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MillenniumIT ESP, STEMUp partnership strengthened

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MillenniumIT ESP one of Sri Lanka’s leading IT Solutions provider partnered with STEMUp, a not-for-profit organization, last year as an industry advisor.

The objective of this partnership was to inspire and engage local students to become interested and opt to pursue degrees and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields in order to support STEMUp’s newest mission of democratizing the knowledge and technology access of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to every student in the island.

The partnership has proven to create a great impact in the country and has led to the integration that was envisaged by MillenniumIT ESP. It has managed to encourage and drive student involvement and participation, thereby creating a new generation of technologically sound young individuals.

This venture has acted to enhance access to knowledge, expertise and information that will transform lives and drive local students to reach new potentials, making ground making discoveries and advancements that will benefit society in leaps and bounds.

“Our partnership with STEMUp was primarily one of the ways by which we could contribute towards the development of Sri Lanka and the country’s future generations. We are passionately driven towards enabling them to be ready for the revolving and evolving dynamics of tomorrow and thus be future-ready,” commented MillenniumIT ESP’s Director/Chief Executive Officer Shevan Goonetilleke.

“We are seeing enterprises all around the world rapidly adapting to emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to conduct business through innovation and efficiency. Therefore, preparing our younger generations to adapt and embrace such knowledge is a need of the hour and we believe we have been able to successfully contribute towards this development through our partnership with STEMUp,” he further added.

The sudden emergence and unexpected rise of the pandemic did not deter the journey nor restrict progress. Over 15 online sessions were conducted as a part of a webinar series for the “Machine Learning for Kids” program.

Backed by decades of experience and expertise in technology, innovation, adaptation and transformation, MillenniumIT ESP has identified that Sri Lanka still struggles to be on par with global technology adaptation trends.

“The STEMUp Educational Platform is not just a platform to learn STEM skills. It is also a great platform to showcase your talents to the rest of the world whist sharpening your leadership, team working and networking skills – abilities that you cannot master in any traditional university or college set up,” stated Yasiru Geevinda, a Software Engineer Intern at MillenniumIT ESP’s Emerging TechnologiesTeam.

The STEMUp Educational Foundation supports the view that STEM literacy is a foundation skill that will be beneficial for all careers and will help to build critical thinking abilities, creativity and collaboration skills.

Commenting on the success of the partnership, Indika Dalugama, Director, STEMUp Educational Foundation said, “The STEMUP Educational Foundation is always trying to introduce emerging technologies into the national education system.

MillenniumIT ESP is one of Sri Lanka’s leading information system solutionproviders delivering IT solutions across various industries; including banking and finance, telecommunications, apparel and manufacturing, healthcare, construction, transportation, agriculture, government, public sector and leading conglomerates.