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Refugee Project: Where are Applicants One Year Out?

Monday September 16, 2019 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

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In 2016, WES tackled a compounding issue: Syrian refugees were arriving in Canada by the thousands with high levels of education but struggling to return to work and school because they had little to no proof of their prior academic achievements. To address this challenge, WES launched the refugee...

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WES Mariam Assefa Fund Announces $1.2 Million in Grants to Support Immigrant, Refugee Employment Initiatives

Wednesday September 4, 2019 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

World Education Services this week announced its WES Mariam Assefa Fund has awarded $1.2 million in grants toward its goal of catalyzing economic opportunities and advancement for immigrants and refugees in the U.S. and Canada. The grants have been awarded to five organizations in the U.S.: the Beeck Center...

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Credential Recognition and The Future of Work

Monday August 19, 2019 | by Shaunna-Marie Kerr

The Future of Work – for those in human resources, employment, or academic services, this is a phrase that is becoming increasingly familiar. Shaped by factors such as technological advances, ageing populations, and increasing global mobility, the ‘future of work’ represents a time of both challenge and opportunity. Academic...

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SIIP: Lincoln Working to Move More Residents to Appropriate Employment

Monday July 29, 2019 | by Christa Yoakum

Lincoln, Neb. is one of the eight U.S. communities participating in Global Talent Bridge’s 2019 Skilled Immigrant Integration Program. Here’s an update from guest contributor Christa Yoakum, coordinator of Nebraska Is Home, on where the Lincoln group is with its work in the program: Lincoln’s unemployment rate is 2.6...

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Canada’s Windmill Microlending Is Model for Louisville Loan Program

Monday July 8, 2019 | by Shawn McCarty

Louisville Forward is Louisville, Kentucky’s innovative economic development organization. The Louisville team met Canada’s Windmill Microlending at the 2018 Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP) in Toronto. Windmill, a charitable microloan program for immigrants and refugees, was featured as a model for US organizations seeking new ways to integrate skilled...

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