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How Community Colleges Provide Workforce Ed to Immigrants and Refugees

Wednesday September 29, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

Members of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE) will convene on October 6-7, with the timely mission of mobilizing community colleges to activate a workforce that supports the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the nation’s full economic recovery. ...

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‘Improving Opportunities’ Legislation Passes House with Bipartisan Support

Wednesday September 29, 2021 | by Jacki Esposito

Last week, bipartisan legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives, putting the United States a step closer to envisioning a workforce that works for all. First introduced in August 2020 as a stand-alone bill with bipartisan support, the Improving Opportunities for New Americans ...

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How Buffalo’s Commitment to Immigrant Inclusion Reversed Decades of Decline

Tuesday August 31, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

The 2020 census revealed a trend that city leaders in Buffalo, New York, had not seen in seven decades: growth. As of last year, the city was home to 278,349 residents, a 6.5 percent increase since 2010. The growth, the first recorded in ...

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Opening Doors to Employment for Immigrant Youth

Monday August 30, 2021 | by Theresa Jones

Youth are the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow, the foundation of any country’s future workforce. Yet Canada’s youth—especially immigrant youth and young people of colour—face persistent barriers to employment. COVID-19 restrictions have only exacerbated this problem, causing youth unemployment rates to rise. Early ...

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Advancing Inclusion From Capitol Hill to Local Economies

Friday August 6, 2021 | by Sara McElmurry

WES Global Talent Bridge is publishing a series of blog posts that highlight the critical work and unique perspectives of IMPRINT network members. This month, WES Global Talent Bridge communications and policy consultant Sara McElmurry connected with Jina Krause-Vilmar, president and CEO of ...

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