New Initiative to Promote Secure Economic Futures for Minorities, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce to Launch

Share Article

Commitment celebrates White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

The White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics has challenged organizations to make quantifiable contributions to expand educational outcomes for Hispanics.

A new initiative to boost postsecondary opportunities and career planning for minorities was today launched by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (Georgetown Center). The Equity, Diversion and Inclusion Initiative aims to connect with counselors and education advocates to bridge the information gap on majors, degrees and anticipated annual earnings for these minority students. A 2:00 p.m. EST webinar on the “New Rules” of the workforce and how they affect Hispanics/Latinos will kick off the initiative.

Since its inception in 2008, the Georgetown Center has investigated and analyzed racial disparities in education, unemployment, and earnings. The research also examines the effect that changing job and skill requirements have on students and the current workforce and the effects on minorities. The current analysis shows that Hispanics can avoid debt and unemployment by engaging in postsecondary career planning.

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, the Georgetown Center has committed to providing counselors and practitioners with resources in English and Spanish to help narrow the information gap for Hispanic students and families. These efforts titled, Promoting Economic Success for Hispanics through Postsecondary Education Initiative, are established under the equity umbrella.

The core offerings include an interactive web tool, webinars, translation to Spanish of relevant research, and infographic fact sheets.

“The White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics has challenged organizations to make quantifiable contributions to expand educational outcomes for Hispanics,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center. “The strength of the U.S. labor market depends on the education and training levels of its workers. As the Hispanic population becomes an even stronger pillar of the economy, we’re pleased to mobilize our resources to help them to make informed decisions about education and careers.”

By 2020, 65 percent of jobs are going to require at least some postsecondary education or training. Hispanics make up a large percentage of the 5.5 million adults who are unemployed and not enrolled in an education or training program. Participation in career planning can reduce this statistic and improve their chances to find a job that pays a living wage. Those who do not pursue a two- or four-year degree can benefit financially from a post-secondary certificate, frequently offered at community colleges.

To learn more about the initiative, visit cew.georgetown.edu/initiative/equity

###

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce conducts research on the intersection of jobs, skills and people. The Georgetown Center’s Initiative on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion seeks to narrow the information gap on career earnings for minority students by informing the practice of school counselors and educational advocates and increasing access to information about majors, degrees, unemployment and earnings. For more information visit: cew.georgetown.edu/initiative/equity

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Hilary Strahota
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
+1 (202) 687-4703
Email >
@GeorgetownCEW
Follow >
Visit website