The Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program is focused on providing the public and private sector workforce with vetted, well-rounded, top, emerging Latino professionals to move America forward. LOFT is a workforce program which systematically identifies, prepares, places and retains emerging Latino students and young professionals on a management track in key fields including business and finance, education, green, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields among others. LOFT has tens of thousands of members who range between the ages of 18-27, which allows LOFT to focus on high school students, college and grad school students and young professionals.
Through the LOFT Institute, the LOFT members receive leadership training, mentoring, career path inspiration and awareness through “vertical” summits/boot camps/symposiums and certifications in key fields. LOFT Leadership trainings and Vertical seminars take throughout the year at colleges and appropriate venues. The events can be commissioned by sponsors or developed to meet the demand of LOFT members. Industry and Latino leaders in various fields participate with HHF team and sponsors. HHF follows up with emerging professionals to create a measurable result for sponsors who are trying to diversity their workforce or industry. The LOFT Institute also conducts research and measures the effectiveness of the all HHF programs.
The key to LOFT’s success is its flexibility to meet the sponsor’s (corporate, non-profit or government agency) unique diversity needs by tailoring an industry or sponsor-specific pipeline or feeding existing diversity initiatives including internship and full-time recruitment. LOFT provides Fortune 500 companies and government agencies with emerging Latino professionals for internships, full-time positions and platforms to promote their company or industry to increase the pool of talent.
The LOFT is fed by the HHF pipeline: 10,000 Youth Awards applicants annually; thousands more through member recruitment, special events, and professional/college networks; and countless more through social media and advertising.
The LOFT team is divided into three sections:
Regional Team: LOFT Fellows across America oversee Campus Coordinators;
“Vertical” Team: LOFT Fellows who focus on key industries or issues.