Education Gap Creates STEM Job Gap for Latinos

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Education gap creates STEM job gap for Latinos in Silicon Valley

Monday, March 20, 2015

By Nadine Ono

Latinos account for nearly 30 percent of the population of Silicon Valley, yet make up only three percent of the local high-tech workforce, according to the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV).

Why the gap?

“It’s about education levels,” said HFSV’s President and CEO Ron Gonzales. “It’s about not having enough Latinos in the funnel in terms of college graduation as well as college graduates with STEM-related degrees.”

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