AT&T Employee and HACEMOS Executive Vice President of Operations, Cinthya Allen opens up about the 17th Annual National High Technology Day.

A strong education is important for a brighter future. However, only 48 percent of Latinos ages 18 to 25 plan on obtaining a bachelor’s degree or higher.

This year’s event will mark the 17th year HACEMOS since our first National High Technology Day. The event will be carried out in 32 cities across the country, including Puerto Rico. Over 2,200 students are expected to participate in a day of immersion into the latest in technology and innovation at our facilities.

HACEMOS (the Hispanic/Latino Employee Association of AT&T) is committed to making education attainable amongst Hispanic youth across the country. This mission is carried out through its flagship annual event, held every February across the nation: National High Technology Day.

This multi-city event is designed to motivate Hispanic youth across the country towards the achievement of a college education. Careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are of particular interest to HACEMOS members, as they present real life examples of how interests in these fields can come to life.

This year’s event will mark the 17th year HACEMOS since our first National High Technology Day. The event will be carried out in 32 cities across the country, including Puerto Rico. Over 2,200 students are expected to participate in a day of immersion into the latest in technology and innovation at our facilities. Each year we see more bright and motivated students at the event. In the last year alone we saw an increase of 50 percent in student participation.

During National High Technology Day students will take part in a National Webcast aired from AT&T Headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Students as far west as Bothell, Washington and as far south as San Juan, Puerto Rico will hear from National Geographic Explorers to unify all 32 cities for a portion of the day!

This program would not be possible without the support and participation of key HACEMOS collaborators such as National Geographic Learning, General Motors and Samsung.

General Motors’ Connected Car powered by AT&T's 4G LTE Network is sure to be a hit. These top of the line vehicles will be at 10 cities across the country where students will be able to view the car, ask a GM spokesperson questions, and see how technology evolved to make these connected cars possible. Official Samsung representatives will be on site at 28 cities with show-ready equipment to demonstrate the latest technology. Students will have the chance to touch, feel and experience the latest and coolest gadgets!

Coordination with the AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy is a tremendous part of the chapter participation success. HACEMOS is extremely proud and appreciative of the responsiveness and support that has been provided by local and corporate collaborators to make this an impactful event.

HACEMOS is committed to enriching lives and is proud to do so by influencing our Hispanic youth to choose a life of success and promise!

About the Author

Cinthya Allen

Area Manager, AT&T

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Cinthya manages AT&T’s Global Project Management to maximize process efficiency and customer satisfaction of AT&T business clients through the implementation of PMP methodologies. She also leads strategic initiatives for HACEMOS, the Hispanic / Latino Employee Association of AT&T, representing over 8,500 members and distributing over $185K annually in scholarships.

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