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SIIP Best Practices: Using Federal and State Funding to Pay for Credential Evaluations

Thursday September 21, 2023 | by Trevor Shealy

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In May, WES Global Talent Bridge’s Katherine Gebremedhin and Mikaela Santos traveled to Reno and Las Vegas to partner with the Nevada Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA). Together, they hosted the Northern and Southern Nevada Foreign Education Credentials Workshops, an in-depth training ...

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Celebrating the Completion of the SIIP 2022-2023 Program Year

Wednesday September 6, 2023 | by Trevor Shealy

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In early August, the 2022-2023 Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP) cohort held its final quarterly call, culminating the successful launch of a new iteration of the program’s structure. The 16 participating communities[1] collaborated in sub-cohorts that centered on four thematic focus areas: Advancing ...

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Serving Internationally Trained Professionals in AEFLA-Funded Programs

Wednesday July 12, 2023 | by Jessie Stadd

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Internationally trained professionals (ITPs) – a population that has long been served by adult education programs – bring many assets that range from credentials earned in other countries to fluency and literacy in multiple languages, professional work experience, and experience with building social ...

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Recently Introduced Federal Legislation Could Alleviate Health Care Shortages While Addressing Immigrant and Refugee Underemployment

Wednesday June 28, 2023 | by Fatima Sanz

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Communities across the United States are facing severe health workforce shortages. The American Hospital Association (AHA) predicts a “shortage of up to 3.2 million health care workers by 2026.” While the shortages will be felt across all health-related occupations, the AHA projects a ...

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Exploring Immigrant Narratives, Innovative Program Approaches, and Digital Inclusion at the 2023 COABE Conference

Monday June 26, 2023 | by Stefanie Vasquez

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Mariam, originally from the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, had a dream of working as a fashion designer. After moving to Atlanta with her husband in 2016, she graduated from MyCity ATL, a program that empowers immigrants and refugees through engagement sessions ...

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