HHF, US Army, CVS Caremark, ExxonMobil, and Southwest Airlines Host LOFT STEM Leadership Symposia

From www.LOFTInnovation.org:

Leaders On Fast Track (LOFT) STEM Symposia are coming to 9  cities across America. The workforce development program is free for attendees and provides career-path guidance, educational opportunities and connectivity for students and young professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics fields.

The 2013 nine-city series includes:

Albuquerque, NM | Sept 18th | University of New Mexico
San Antonio, TX | Sept 24th | University of Texas-San Antonio
Houston, TX | Sept 26th | University of Houston
Sacramento, CA | Oct 8th | Cal State – Sacramento
Santa Clara, CA | Oct 10th | San Jose State University
Chicago, IL | Oct 22nd | University of Illinois-Chicago
Los Angeles, CA | Nov 4th | Cal State – San Bernardino
Phoenix, AZ | Nov 6th | Arizona State University – Tempe
Miami, FL | Nov 19th | Florida International University


The events feature:

-Dynamic, exclusive leadership trainings led by the Army designed to help student-leaders define their role within their schools or organizations, and encourage them to make an impact on their communities
-Insightful panel of STEM professionals showcasing their different careers paths, and the resources and opportunities available for -Latinos to enter the STEM fields
-Chance to network with professionals and other young Latinos interested in STEM
-Connectivity to a greater network of other Latinos in the LOFT network which includes tens of thousands across the country
-Sponsor giveaways/raffle which will include free, round-trip Southwest ticket and gift cards from CVS

“With America struggling to fill more than 3 million job openings in the STEM-related fields, we feel strongly that investing in high-achieving Latino youth is a solution,” said Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “With more than 10,000 baby-boomers reaching retirement age every day for the next 19 years in the STEM fields, our LOFT program and sponsors understand the urgency of identifying, inspiring, preparing and positioning our workforce. There is no better place to focus than the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the population.”

Seating is limited. Interested participants should RSVP promptly here and submit their background or resumes to resume@loftinstitute.org. Attendees will receive an event confirmation post registration. Food and refreshments will be provided.

HHF Partners for the STEM Symposia: U.S. Army | CVS Caremark Workforce Initiatives |ExxonMobil |OCI Group | Southwest Airlines (the Official Airline for LOFT)


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