Learn about our work to advance policies that give immigrants and refugees a fair chance of reaching their educational and career goals.
Browse resources, including fact sheets, policy briefs, and toolkits, from WES Global Talent Bridge and other WES partners.
Browse reports and research-based resources from WES Global Talent Bridge and the IMPRINT Coalition.
Browse live and on-demand training events and webinars from WES Global Talent Bridge and the IMPRINT Coalition.
WES Career Pathways e-guides and additional resources provide guidance to internationally trained immigrants and refugees who are seeking to use their international education and experience in the U.S.
The WES Global Talent Bridge U.S. Program Map features more than 100 programs and services that foster the economic and professional advancement of internationally trained immigrants and refugees in the U.S.
Our interactive U.S. Data Tool features national- and state-level data on the underemployment and skill underutilization of college-educated immigrants in the U.S. You can filter by state to compare the data.
IMPRINT’s interactive policy tracker monitors state and federal policies aimed at reducing barriers to employment for immigrants and refugees with international credentials.
Supporting Skilled Immigrants has been developed for ESL practitioners who teach internationally educated immigrants. It will also serve as a useful guide for anyone who advises or works with internationally educated immigrants.
The WES Global Talent Bridge Community College Guide highlights effective program models and promising practices from community colleges across the country
In response to the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, governors in six states issued executive orders that allowed internationally trained immigrant and refugee health workers to pursue temporary licensure and practice. Read more about these policies and how they highlight the need for permanent policy solutions that address the barriers to employment that internationally trained immigrant and refugee health workers face in the U.S.
Internationally trained physicians, or IMGs, often face significant barriers to health care workforce reentry in the United States due to systemic barriers to licensure. Some states have taken steps to address such barriers. This brief provides an overview of state policy models to open pathways to licensure.
Federal, state, and local policymakers have the opportunity to prioritize efforts to ensure that immigrants, refugees, and international students can achieve their educational and career goals in the U.S. Read more about WES' five policy priorities for 2022.
The bipartisan Bridging the Gap for New Americans Act, H.R. 6715/S. 3157, makes progress toward strengthening our workforce and promotes the economic mobility of internationally trained immigrants and refugees. Learn more about how this bill seeks to address the barriers impacting immigrants and refugees as they rebuild their careers in the U.S.
The IMPRINT Coalition’s #UntappedTalent campaign advances policies that are inclusive of all workers and open pathway so that everyone has a fair chance of reaching their educational and career goals. Learn more about the campaign and how to get involved.
Connector Programs focused on supporting the economic integration of immigrants and refugees started in Halifax, Nova Scotia more than a decade ago. Created as a unique workforce development initiative, this model supports immigrants and refugees in building their professional networks in the United States.
Policymakers can open pathways for internationally trained nurses to rejoin their careers by standardizing and streamlining four key areas: English language proficiency assessment, credential evaluation, licensure by endorsement, and alternative pathways to licensure.
WES offers five policy priorities for 2023 that can serve as a roadmap for states interested in promoting economic inclusion.
This resource from WES Global Talent Bridge provides an overview of barriers to economic mobility faced by internationally trained immigrant and refugee ELL students, recommendations for adult education practitioners and administrators, and descriptions of program models that support this student population.
A credential evaluation report is an important part of an internationally educated individuals’ ability to make full use of their skills and training in the U.S. States and local communities across the country have developed methods of directing existing federal and state funding to finance credential evaluations for their internationally educated immigrant and refugee residents. WES has identified three replicable models.