To develop programs that lead to sustainable innovation success, you need a workforce that is well prepared through skills and training. You also need to provide an environment that will encourage an innovative mindset. In this chapter, we discuss the challenges Latinos face in preparing to compete in an information- and knowledge-based economy that places a high value on innovation.
Shaping the New Workforce
The shifting demographics of the American landscape show that there is a movement toward a workforce that will be 31% of Latino descent by 2050.1 This is significant because it is from where the United States will derive much of its knowledge workers—the source of innovation. Shaping this new workforce requires ...