El Futuro is a career development project for high school students meant to help them achieve better college entrance and completion rates by improving their prospects for fulfilling careers.
Through the program students will gain a better understanding of their options for life after high school, including both higher education and entry into the workforce. Students will improve their interviewing and networking skills, build professional employment networks, and learn how to effectively approach potential employers and universities.
To provide students with career exposure, HACE engages local corporate partners to provide presentations, skill-building sessions, site visits, job shadowing, coaching and internship opportunities for students.
"Being in El Futuro has given me an opportunity to become a better person. It has not only helped me but guided me to amazing experiences. New skills that will help me with not only with college but with my lifestyle as well. Every meeting has given me a chance to do better. Helping me blossom to create new beginnings and meeting new people. El futuro has became a major part of my everyday life. From learning how to network to managing my life goals. To keep pushing myself like I always have told myself “ if there is an opportunity open for you to become better, take advantage of it.” That is one thing el futuro has taught me." - Michelle F., El Futuro Houston Student
El Futuro’s College and Career Preparation Modules - October to April
• Setting Yourself Apart: Personal Branding
• Majors and Career Pathways
• Doing Your Research: Best-Fit Colleges and Work Settings
• Building Your Support Network
• Applying to College
• Applying for Work and Internships
• Interviewing Skills and Showcasing Your Work
• Work relationships and Managing Conflict
• Personal Finance: Financial Aid, Budgeting, and Credit
• Job Shadows and Informational Interviews
Job Shadow Month - May
Students are invited to visit various companies and attend workshops to learn more about the real work environment, financial aid, the application process and scholarships.
Annual El Futuro STEM Career Conference - June 1 - CHICAGO
For the second year, HACE hosted a half-day conference focused on STEM related fields at Google's headquarters in Chicago. Over 300 students from our partner schools gathered to learn about careers in Technology and Science, were inspired by motivational speakers, had hands on interactive activities in specialty areas like Coding, CyberSecurity Hacking, Network Management, and met with over 10 companies to discuss internships and careers.
El Futuro is currently hosted at the following schools
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