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How Boise and its Partners are Using their ORR Grant

Tuesday February 19, 2019 | by Ashley Davis

Global Talent, an organization based in Boise, Idaho that helps college-educated immigrants and refugees connect with professional roles in the U.S., was recently awarded a three-year Refugee Career Pathways grant through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Building on a regional partnership cultivated through the WES Global Talent Bridge National...

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Eliminating Barriers to Education for Refugees: Fanshawe College

Tuesday February 19, 2019 | by Anne Greenwood

Fanshawe College in London, Ontario is one of Ontario’s largest colleges. The college provides “flexible learning arrangements and experiential education opportunities” to ensure students are prepared for an ever-shifting labour market. In 2015, as Syrian refugees began arriving in Canada, Fanshawe saw a similar influx in their admission offices:...

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Preparing Internationally Educated Professionals for the Future of Work

Friday January 18, 2019 | by Jodi Tingling

Those who work in the immigrant serving sector may be aware that the economy is shifting. This shift includes roles becoming more automated, changes in skills needed by employers, and employers requiring more creativity and soft skills in the workplace. It’s imperative for those who work with internationally educated...

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8 New Communities! The 2019 Skilled Immigrant Integration Program

Thursday January 17, 2019 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

WES Global Talent Bridge has selected eight communities to receive customized technical assistance to help advance their skilled immigrant integration efforts. The eight communities join eight “alumni” localities from a 2018 pilot that will stay connected to the growing program by mentoring and other activities going forward. Thus, 16...

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New E-Guide: Engineering Career Pathways for Internationally Trained

Thursday January 10, 2019 | by Mia Nacamulli

Career Pathways in Engineering is the latest release in the WES Global Talent Bridge Pathways e-guides series. This new e-guide outlines career and academic pathways in the field of engineering, with specifications of the field in the U.S., step-by-step pathways to top engineering careers, licensing and certification requirements, and an array of helpful...

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