Hispanic Leaders and Students Unite With General Motors for Hispanic Heritage Month Events
September 28, 2012 4:20 pm ET
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, General Motors (GM) sponsored and organized activities designed to bring light to issues surrounding Latinos and education, and to showcase the dedicated Latino workforce in its Baltimore Operations Plant.
During Latino Magazine’s 2012 Latino Education Conference in Washington, D.C. held on September 20, GM hosted local Hispanic leaders and media to participate in the daylong discussion on attracting more Latinos into STEM careers. The event featured a keynote address by Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. To highlight the importance of communities of color working together for a common goal, the event concluded with the Table of Brotherhood discussion kicked off by GM’s U.S. Vice President for Diversity, Eric Peterson.
GM is also home to a diverse Latino workforce at its Baltimore Operations Plant where Hispanic leaders and high school students from Baltimore City came together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012. The plant gave a warm welcome to its guests with a special facilities tour led by the Hispanic employees which make up 12 percent of the plant’s staff. Guests were introduced to GM’s products and were given the opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Spark , Silverado , Camaro Convertible, Cadillac XTS, GMC Terrain Denali and Yukon Denali.
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