A quality workforce, job training, and workforce development are some of the leading priorities of the members of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (THCC). But it all starts with quality education from an early age. The annual THCC State of Hispanic Education luncheon hosted on April 20th served as an opportunity to explore some of the education challenges facing Southern Arizona and to address the role the Hispanic business community plays in improving education across our region.

“Our economic growth and the success of our business community depends on the availability of highly-skilled and trained workers capable of innovating and fulfilling productivity demands,” said Lea Marquez Peterson, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “At the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we analyze and discuss the challenges facing Hispanic students in the Tucson area and Arizona and actively engage in initiatives and programs that improve education standards and prepare students for college or to enter the workforce.”