"North Carolina State University is honored to be a recipient of The Walmart Semillas Grant. This is an excellent indication of our shared goal of advancing Latino students through higher education. We welcome the opportunity to partner with Excelencia in Education as it continues to pursue a goal of importance to North Carolina and, indeed, all of this country."
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Keeping the Promise – Partnerships for Latino Education Success
KEEPING THE PROMISE: LATINO EDUCATION AND THE EMERGING ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
Today one in three entrants into the U.S. labor force is Hispanic, and by 2025 Hispanics will be one of every two new workers entering the workforce. Without significant change in college attainment rates, the United States will face a shortage of 23 million college-educated adults in the workforce in the next 15 years - a crippling blow to U.S. economic competitiveness. Hispanics will obviously prove to be key in meeting future workforce needs.
The evolution of technology as an educational tool/resource in recent years has started to transform classrooms across the United States and is challenging the entire education spectrum -- from kindergarten to college -- on how to maximize this resource to increase education attainment.
The challenge for the Latino community will be the need to overcome the current digital divide that exists, as studies show that Latinos are less likely than non-Hispanics to have access to the Internet, have a home broadband connection, or own a cell phone.
Panelists will discuss the current state of education for the Latino community, how technology is impacting education, and action steps that will increase digital access to ensure Latino educational success.
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