Students at a previous Latino Youth Career and College Fair at Madison College

Nearly 400 area high school students will be at Madison College’s Truax campus on Thursday, March 15, for the Latino Youth Career and College Fair.

The annual event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., provides Latino students a day to experience college and learn from professionals in different career fields.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Armando Ibarra. Ibarra is an Associate Professor in the School for Workers at University of Wisconsin Extension. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine, and joined the School for Workers faculty in January 2011. Ibarra holds a Master’s in Public Administration, and a B.A. Sociology and Spanish. His research and fields of specialization are Chicano/a Latino/a working communities, adult education on issues of diversity in the workplace, international labor migration, leadership development, organized workplaces, and applied research.

His address is scheduled for 9 a.m. in the Mitby Theater.