ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army is continuing its partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to help increase the number of students pursuing academic and career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and to educate students about those opportunities available through Army service.
A major supporter of HHF's Latinos on the Fast Track (LOFT) program, the Army will participate in seven LOFT events between September and November 2013 in Houston, Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Santa Clara, Calif., Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. LOFT provides leadership training and industry-specific workshops to more than 75,000 students and young professionals.
"It is imperative that we provide educational resources and training to prepare youth for careers in science and technology. Through the LOFT events, HHF and the Army will reinforce the importance of higher education and leadership to hundreds of Hispanic youth with the goal of increasing the number of students graduating college with a degree in STEM," said Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.
At each event, Army representatives will conduct an interactive workshop where students will discuss leadership and develop their personal action plan to achieve their goals. Army personnel will also participate on a STEM-focused panel to highlight the wide variety of career options available in the Army, including engineering, information technology, and biochemistry.
The Army is also proud to showcase its free educational programs, including March2Success, an online tool that prepares high school students for standardized tests, as well as ArmyEdSpace, the online resource that provides a robust directory of Army educational programs.
About AMRG: The Army Marketing and Research Group (AMRG) is the U.S. Army's national marketing, marketing research and analysis and accessions analysis organization. The AMRG develops innovative and effective ways to: connect with the American public and make the Army more accessible and understood; increase awareness of both the benefits and value of Army service; and motivate the most qualified candidates to choose the Army as their service of first choice.
SOURCE U.S. Army