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Practitioner Webinar: Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S.

Tapping Global Talent: Career Pathways for Internationally Trained Engineers in the U.S.

In this webinar, WES Global Talent Bridge, TPI Composites and Greater Des Moines Partnership will discuss best practices for tapping the potential of internationally trained immigrants and creating career options that optimize their unique skills. Our guest presenters will share their experience both helping advance careers and hiring immigrant engineers in Des Moines, Iowa.

New Resource: Career Pathways in Engineering: Using Your Foreign Education in the United States

"Career Pathways in Engineering" is the latest release in the WES Global Talent Bridge "Pathways" e-guide series. This new e-guide outlines career and academic pathways in the field of engineering, with step-by-step pathways to a range of careers in engineering, licensing and certification requirements, and an array of helpful industry-specific resources.

Click here to download this free e-guide.


Refugee Career Pathways Program Funding Opportunity


The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program. Through the RCP Program ORR will provide funding to implement projects assisting refugees to qualify for licenses and certifications necessary to attain employment and improve self-sufficiency. 

New Report: Untapped Talent: The Economic Costs of Brain Waste Among Highly Skilled Immigrants in the United States

The United States has long attracted some of the world's best and brightest, drawn by the strong U.S. economy, renowned universities, and reputation for entrepreneurship and innovation.

But because of language, credential recognition, and other barriers many of these highly skilled, college-educated immigrants cannot fully contribute their academic and professional training and skills once in the United States. As a result they work in low-skilled jobs or cannot find a job - a phenomenon known as brain waste.

Department of Health and Human Services: Refugee Career Pathways Program Grant Announcement

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites applications for the Refugee Career Pathways (RCP) Program.

The Hidden Scars all Refugees Carry

Hello colleagues, Viet Thanh Nguyen's book The Sympathizer won this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The book highlights the lives of refugees. I'm eager to read it. 

On September 2, Nguyen published an op ed in the New York Times on the plight of refugees, "The Hidden Scars all Refugees Carry." For those who have been serving refugees, please share your reactions to Nguyen's piece as well as the challenges and the successes you are seeing in your important work.

National Welcoming Week

In celebration of National Welcoming Week, September 16-25, Welcoming America and World Education, Inc.

Refugee Integration - Who else is doing this?


I recently began working in a new position at a refugee resettlement agency in Colorado.  I am the coordinator and lead instructor for a pre-employment training program.  From what I understand, I will have learners from 1-4 weeks.  If you have done this work or are doing it, I would love to hear from you.  I have experience with program design, but this "niche" area is new to me.  I will have a "low level" group in the morning and a "high level" group in the afternoon.  They're required to come 3 hours/ day, 4 days/ week.

The Elder Literacy Initiative: Pre-literacy curriculum

The Elder Literacy Initiative


Hello everyone! I have just completed a curriculum development project for low-literate elders, and I'm very interested in sharing this resource with as many organizations and educators as possible.


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