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Vocational and Educational Support Crucial for Skilled Immigrant Success

Thursday November 21, 2019 | by Lisa Levi

INVEST, an initiative of Knoxville Internationals Network (KIN), has recently relaunched under the new leadership of Judith Kimsey. Formerly housed in Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions, KIN took ownership of the program in 2017. The acronym stands for Internationals’ Network for Vocational and Educational Support to Thrive, because INVEST knows...

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SIIP Spotlight: San Diego – Redefining Workforce Development

Thursday November 21, 2019 | by Brooke Valle

Brooke Valle speaks on a panel that explored job quality, equity, outcomes and opportunities to lift up San Diego County’s immigrant job seekers, families, businesses, and economy at the annual Workforce Frontiers Symposium produced by the Workforce Partnership.    At the San Diego Workforce Partnership, we are redefining workforce...

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Spotlight: Portland, Maine – Reducing Licensing Barriers for Skilled Immigrants

Thursday November 21, 2019 | by Julia Trujillo

Photo by Mercedes Mehling on Unsplash   The WES Global Talent Bridge Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP), now wrapping up its second year and planning for its third, involves training and support for communities working to advance immigrant success. Making meaningful connections with multi-sector networks around the country is one of the...

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Refugee Hiring Event Is First of Its Kind in Toronto

Friday November 15, 2019 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

The Toronto Refugee Hiring Event, held in October and organized by WES and other organizations, connected nearly 150 pre-screened refugee jobseekers with 15 Canadian employers. The event provided jobseekers an opportunity to interview for available roles well-suited to their skills and experience. Participating employers represented a range of different...

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Spotlight: Pittsburgh – Building Bridges Towards Immigrant Inclusion

Monday October 28, 2019 | by Betty Cruz

“Building a More Welcoming US” panelists, joined by State Representative Sara Innamorato (right), and Betty Cruz, All for All project director (left).  Photos by Dan Lampmann.   The WES Global Talent Bridge Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP), now wrapping up its second year and planning for its third, involves...

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