Building on his engineering and organizational skills, Tomas has helped youth through providing programs, classes (leadership, professional/personal development and technical) and mentoring through the Raytheon Stand and Deliver Program, SHPE
Leadership Development Conferences among others.
Diana Ortega, General Motors (GM) Quality Launch Manager was elected SHPE
President of the Chicago chapter in October of 2014; her personal mandate to see more Latino candidates was off to a flying start at a recent career conference where GM hired 40 engineers on the spot.
Deborah Martinez, Director of Programs for SHPE
says, "The SHPE
2010 Conference encourages and rewards excellence for Hispanic and Latino high school, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the STEM fields who are stepping out into the professional workforce.
For example, when I was in SHPE
, their National Technical & Career Conference is how I got my job with Honda R&D.
Conference 2013 Indiana Convention Center | Indianapolis
Following the phone call program, members of the organization reached out to admissions and asked if they would send out a letter from the SHPE
to incoming Hispanic students, welcoming their newest classmates to campus and letting them know that the group was there to support them.