National Hispanic Heritage Month – Symantec Partners with Latino Magazine to Promote STEM Careers for Hispanics

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National Hispanic Heritage Month – Symantec Partners with Latino Magazine to Promote STEM Careers for Hispanics

By Antoine Andrews, Symantec's Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00am

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Hispanics are one of the largest, fastest growing and youngest minority populations in the United States. However, Hispanics are also one of the most underrepresented minority groups when looking at STEM careers and education.  According to the US Department of Education, “less than 2 percent of the STEM workforce is Hispanic while almost 20 percent of the country’s youth population is Hispanic”Additionally, at school they are performing lower in STEM subjects and often are not receiving adequate exposure to the topic in K-12 classes.

This hits close to home for Symantec on two fronts.

We have a comprehensive talent strategy in place to promote and increase the diversity of our workforce and educate diverse communities on STEM through a variety of initiatives. HOLA, Symantec’s Hispanic Employee Resource Group, is committed to strengthening the Hispanic communitys’ interest in the STEM fields as we discussed last week, and additionally, we are working hard to open doors for students interested in STEM careers, through our recently launched SC3 signature program.

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Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Corporate Responsibility | Hispanic Heritage Month | Latino Magazine | csr | diversity

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