Celebrating One Year as Cognizant ATG
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.