Prominent Hispanics Named to FCC Advisory CommitteeOctober 12, 2011
One of the most frequently discussed topics in America today details the importance of diversity. America is one of the most diverse and multicultural countries in the world, and the mix of individuals from various cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds is a great asset. In the last several years, the business world has placed an emphasis on workplace diversity to promote equal opportunity and representation for demographic groups. This continues to be a key opportunity for Hispanics to highlight their skills, talents, and experience and use them to pursue their career aspirations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the formation of an Advisory Committee relating to diversity in technology. Officially named the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age, it focuses on formulating ideas and suggestion to ensure that minorities, women, and other underrepresented demographic groups can achieve equal and fair opportunities to participate in the communications industry in the digital age. The Committee will also maintain a focus on achieving universal access to broadband Internet and other important technologies.
Several prominent Hispanics have been named to the Advisory Committee, including Jose Marquez, the National CEO of LISTA. Mr. Marquez and LISTA have a proven track record of dedicated service to promoting Hispanic employment in communications and technology sectors, as well as being an advocate for the use and access of technology to empower Hispanics. Joining Mr. Marquez are other prominent Hispanic advocates including Javier Palomarez, the President and CEO of the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and former FCC Commissioner, Henry Rivera.
Technology is fundamentally important to all of our lives. It is at the core of innovation and business, and is one of the key sectors which has driven economic growth. Hispanics have a lot to offer the tech industry, and there are a number of opportunities for successful and rewarding careers. Unfortunately, Hispanics have been underrepresented in the tech industry, and over the last few years both the private and public sectors have made concentrated effort to promote careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). These programs have had success in attracting talented Hispanics, and hopefully the work of the Advisory Committee will produce better workplace diversity in tech sectors and greater representation from the Hispanic workforce.This entry was posted in Access and Adoption, Broadband and tagged diversity, FCC, LISTA, USHCC. Bookmark the permalink. ← Recent Growth Shows the Potential of the Hispanic Market, Workforce, and Business Community The Latino Coalition Hosts Annual Economic Summit in California →