Julian Gonzalez
Marketing & Communications Manager


The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement and the Illinois Institute of Technology form partnership to provide professionals with graduate certificates

HACE is teaming up with the Illinois Institute of Technology
to help
Latino students reach educational goals


Chicago, IL (January 8, 2020) – The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and the Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) are proud to announce a partnership to increase Latino talent in STEM.

Latinos currently make up 16% of the American workforce but only 6% in STEM fields. The partnership will allow students the opportunity to obtain a graduate certificate starting in Fall 2020 to lead the efforts to increase those numbers. Students will have access to scholarships perks that includes 20% off tuition. Additionally, both programs are all eligible for student loans and tuition deferment.

For the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, HACE will assist in attracting students to Illinois Tech’s programs and scholarships. The two graduate certificate programs that will be offered are:

“Illinois Tech aspires to be Chicago’s premier university for technology, IT, and computing education,” said Peter Kilpatrick, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Illinois Tech. “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with HACE to provide professionals with state-of-the-art education in these areas.”

Since 1982, HACE has been committed to the development and betterment of Latino students and professionals. With this partnership, HACE will be able to impact the lives of many more Latinos in the Chicagoland area, continuing to alleviate the education gap with Latino students and provide more opportunities for educational attainment within the Latino community. 

“The future of work will increasingly rely on training that upskill current employees and build the future pipeline of talent in technology. This innovative partnership with Illinois Tech aligns with HACE’s mission, specifically supporting the workforce talent needs and providing Latino professionals the access to these types of training,” said HACE President & CEO, Patricia Mota.

Illinois Tech will accept applications starting in January 2020. Click here for more information.

HACE will be hosting a webinar on January 22 that will give interested students the opportunity to learn more about the programs and speak to Illinois Tech representatives, for more info and to register, go to:

For more information, please contact Julian Gonzalez, HACE Marketing & Communications Manager at


About HACE

 The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. With a network of over 64,000 members across the country, HACE works with employers to remain competitive in an increasingly dynamic economy by helping them attract, develop and retain Latino and diverse professionals. For more information about HACE, visit

About Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused research university. Illinois Tech is the only university of its kind in Chicago, and its Chicago location offers students access to the world-class resources of a great global metropolis. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities, Illinois Tech provides an exceptional education centered on active learning, and its graduates lead the state and much of the nation in economic prosperity. Illinois Tech uniquely prepares students to succeed in professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit