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    Victor BurgosVictor Burgos

      Wanted: “Hispanic Serving Institution – HSI” as stakeholders to join our Technical training non-profit on a Federal Grant to train and certify 500 bilingual Career Technical Education-CTE instructors over five years across the USA. These instructors will allow, conservatively, the training of 16,000 CTE students yearly. Instructor recruitment will come from stakeholders and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). These instructors should help sustain the training program long-term in building career pathways to advanced manufacturing jobs and help reduce the skills gap that exists in the USA.

      THE NEED Although Hispanic students have become the most significant minority and represent nearly a quarter of the nation’s student population, Hispanic teachers represent only 7.8 percent of the field. In some states and districts, the disparity is even more acute. In fact, several of the states with the largest Hispanic student populations have the most significant Hispanic student-teacher gap.

      There is an overall shortage of Career Technical Education (CTE) teachers and faculty in the USA. This shortage has a double negative effect on Hispanic due to the lack of entry points into CTE training as being the norm. Bilingual CTE role models are practically non-existent. Role models are important because the way learners perceive their roles during their training is essential to their development. Through these realizations, learners become more aware of the importance of leadership within their position in the company.

      Provide a clear career pathway in technical training to workers and students in the Hispanic community.
      Recruit, Train, and certify 500 bilingual Career Technical Education-CTE instructors over five years.
      Online instructor training and certification.
      The Project will have a Lead Coordinator, a Recruiter, and a Master Instructor to oversee the Project.

      Join our stakeholders’ dream team:
      The Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA)
      Amatrol Inc.
      National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
      National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
      Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
      League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
      National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
      Leading Hispanics in STEM (SHPE)
      Miami Dade College, Florida
      Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana

      Certified Production Technician CPT 4.0 instructor training consists of four units: Safety, Quality, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness. Completing all four units through a NOCTI proctored assessment authorizes instructors to teach the “Certified Production Technician” certifications. In addition, instructors can be certified to deliver training in English in Spanish or both.
      Workforce training thru tuition reimbursement and K-12 dual-credit programs with Pell grants will add to the recruitment and placement of students in a career pathway to mid-level paying jobs.

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