ATG & Cognizant: One Year Together
It’s hard to believe it has been a year since Cognizant finalized its acquisition of ATG.
Since opening the doors of the Missoula Solution Center in 2011, ATG has always been proud to be a key contributor to the local community. Being a part of Cognizant has only served to expand our ability to do so. In the last year, we have accomplished a great deal, with more to come.
In January, we moved our office to Cambium Place in the revitalized Old Sawmill District, and soon hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included Montana Governor Steve Bullock among its luminaries. The move to the larger space paved the way to grow our Missoula employee population by 71%, of which nearly all were local Missoula hires.
We’ve also invested locally in technology education, both for children and for adults. In March, we made a $25,000 donation to the University of Montana’s SpectrUM program. This hands-on science center promotes STEM education to young people across the state of Montana.
In addition, we launched the All-In-Missoula (AIM) program in February. Started in conjunction with the University of Montana and Missoula College, AIM is a specialized 12-week technology training course. Upon completion of the program, graduates are guaranteed a job interview with Cognizant. Since its inception, two cohorts have completed the program with 53 trainees obtaining employment with Cognizant. Our third cohort will begin in a few weeks.
Cognizant ATG has more than doubled its economic impact in Missoula since 2017. I’m excited to see how much we can grow that number!
I love Missoula and am excited that Cognizant has arrived to accelerate ATG’s impact on our community. It’s an incredible place to work, and an even better place to live.
Tom Stergios is ATG's SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, and the General Manager of the Missoula Solution Center.
Tom was born and raised in Missoula and returned in the midst of a very successful technology consulting career to raise his family with his wife Mary Lou.