WES Global Talent Bridge® Partners

Through its Global Talent Bridge® program, WES engages with educational institutions, community organizations and other groups to develop strategies and resources that help immigrants and refugees achieve personal and professional success. WES Global Talent Bridge works in concert with several coalitions to put research into action and advocate for public policies that promote skilled immigration in smart ways. The program’s partnerships often involve a joint effort to develop and present seminars and other educational events, with both immigrants and the organizations that serve them in mind.

 

NATIONAL PARTNERS & COALITIONS

The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE)
The CCCIE is comprised of 23 community colleges and other organizations that have joined forces to increase educational opportunities for immigrant students. Its member colleges have demonstrated a commitment to immigrant education through their innovative programs and services for immigrants.

Higher
Formerly known as Refugeeworks, Higher provides newcomer workforce solutions to corporations across the United States while supporting career entry and advancement for resettled refugees and other new Americans.

IMPRINT
IMPRINT is a coalition of organizations that are active in the emerging field of immigrant professional integration. WES and other IMPRINT members draw on specialized knowledge to guide work-authorized immigrants in applying their international post-secondary education and professional experience to careers in the United States.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition’s New Americans Integration Institute (NAII)
NAII focuses on reducing skill underutilization among immigrants and promoting integration of immigrant professionals in Massachusetts. It draws upon the expertise of the NAII advisory board and other experts in workforce development to arrive at strategies for building programs and promoting policies to ease immigrant professional integration.

The Partnership for a New American Economy
The Partnership for a New American Economy brings together a bipartisan group of mayors from across the country and business leaders from all sectors of the economy and all 50 states to raise awareness of the economic benefits of immigration.

Upwardly Global
Upwardly Global prepares educated and skilled immigrants, refugees and asylees to overcome barriers to professional employment. It partners with employers to raise awareness of the skilled immigrant population and increase their capacity to integrate them into the mainstream workforce. Upwardly Global has offices in San Francisco, New York City and Chicago. See below for our state-level Upwardly Global partners.

Welcome Back Initiative
The Welcome Back Initiative is a network of international assistance centers that serves as a resource center for individuals who have received their formal education and training in a health field abroad, and who are hoping to enter the healthcare sector in the United States. The Welcome Back Initiative has 10 centers across the nation. See below for our state-level Welcome Back Initiative partners.

 

PARTNERS BY STATE

California
Upwardly Global
The International Rescue Committee (of San Diego)
San Diego Welcome Back Center
San Francisco Welcome Back Center

Colorado
Colorado Welcome Back Center

Idaho
Idaho Office for Refugees

Maryland
Suburban Maryland Welcome Back Center

Massachusetts
Boston Welcome Back Center
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Michigan
Global Detroit

New York
Cooper Union Re-Training Program for Immigrant Engineers
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL)
The Business Center for New Americans (BCNA)
Catholic Charities of New York
The International Rescue Committee (of New York)
LaGuardia Community College’s Center for Immigrant Education and Training
The Literacy Assistance Center (LAC)
The New York City Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
The New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs
New York Welcome Back Center
Queens Library

Ohio
Global Cleveland

Pennsylvania
The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Washington
Northwest Washington Welcome Back Center
Puget Sound Welcome Back Center