How is the role of HCAU making inroads in this area?
HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is an association of higher education institutions that have a 25% or more student population of Latino background. HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain.
Since its inception in 1986, thousands of young Hispanics have benefitted from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, pre-collegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs. We truly are the champions of Hispanic success in higher education. But we can always use the help of others in the Latino community, specifically businesses who want to invest in the future of the Latino community as well.
One way to do that coming up shortly is to get involved in our 29th annual meeting in taking place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach on October 10-12, 2015. Here are some suggestions:
1) Be a part of our college/career fair. Find out more about that here.
2) Become an Exhibitor. Find out how here.
3) Consider becoming a sponsor of the conference. Find out how here.
There is always a need for businesses to come alongside others educating the future workforce. If it doesn’t exist create it, if it does support it. It really is very simple. At the root of it all, every business and every business leader has a part to play, the question is will they play it? The future of our Latino brain trust and work force depends on the answer.