Illinois Tech Partners with Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement to Offer New Certificate Programs

Illinois Institute of Technology to Offer Programs in Data Analytics and Cybersecurity to HACE Members


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CHICAGO–Illinois Institute of Technology today announced a partnership with the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) to offer two new graduate certificate programs for HACE members.

In keeping with its founding mission to provide unmatched opportunity and value to the community, Illinois Tech will offer two new programs exclusively to Latino professionals through HACE: data analytics through Illinois Tech’s College of Science, and cybersecurity through Illinois Tech’s School of Applied Technology.

"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."

The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement is a national nonprofit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. Since 1982, HACE has served as a resource for Latinos in the workplace and assists corporations seeking to access diverse talent.

"The HACE partnership gives Illinois Tech an opportunity to reach a broader Hispanic community, advancing Illinois Tech’s founding principle of educating students from all backgrounds to meet the needs of a changing technological society,” said Lance Fortnow, Dean of the College of Science at Illinois Tech.

"The future of work will increasingly rely on training that upskill current employees and build the future pipeline of talent in technology,” said Patricia Mota, HACE President & CEO. “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."

"Nearly every field and industry today rely deeply on computer science and technology,” said Shlomo Argamon, Interim Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Illinois Tech. “This partnership will significantly extend the reach of our computer science education, enabling diverse individuals and organizations to integrate computer science expertise into their work."

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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 for more information.


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