IMPRINT: Immigrant Professional Integration

Latest News

New Webinar on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (04/27/2015) New!

Does the recently passed WIOA create an opportunity to improve services to immigrant professionals? Sign up for our new webinar with National Skills Coalition’s Amanda Bergson Shilcock to get the scoop.

New Webinar on Career Pathways Program (04/15/2015) 

This new webinar features how the Welcoming Center New Pennsylvanians is tapping into foreign-born jobseekers for high-priority occupations through its Immigrant Professionals Career Pathways Program.

New Publication on Latest Findings of Skilled Immigrants (03/19/2015)

This new 3-pager features selected content from a 60-minute webinar. It summarizes research on college-educated immigrants, reviews policies and practices that facilitate skilled immigrant integration and identifies gaps in existing research and directions for future research.Miss this webinar? Watch the recording!

Our member Global Talent Bridge Featured on WABC News (03/08/2015)

Paul Feltman, director of WES Global Talent Bridge, also IMPRINT chairman, speaks up for skilled immigrants and how WES Global Talent Bridge tackles brain waste on WABC-TV’s New York Viewpoint. Watch the TV interview now!

Big News: Knight Foundation Funds Study of Immigrant Talent in 6 Cities (10/02/2014) 

IMPRINT’s home organization, World Education Services, has just received a grant to conduct an immigrant talent study that will help 6 cities leverage local talent to contribute to economic development. Find out more in our official press release and see what Paul Feltman, chair of IMPRINT had to say about this new talent study.

IMPRINT : Immigrant Professional Integration

Welcome!

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The United States continues to be a beacon attracting immigrants from around the world. Many of these are highly educated with in-demand skills.

They come by a variety of means, including marriage to US citizens, winning the Diversity Visa lottery, direct investment, or being granted refugee or asylee status. Such New Americans are work authorized and here to stay.

Yet for a surprising number, their American Dream is deferred by multiple challenges to rebuilding their careers in the US. The taxi driver who was a scientist “back home;” the nanny earning poverty-level wages while her international nursing degree collects dust on her dresser.

Most of the challenges to re-entering the professional workforce can be overcome, as the member organizations of IMPRINT have proven in our more than 40 years of collective experience. This consortium represents practitioners leading the US in the new field of high skilled immigrant workforce integration.

We connect this untapped talent pool with resources and employers for the benefit of all.

We hope you will learn more about these issues by exploring the site. Lend your voice to ours as we reach out to government, business and other practitioners with our proven, innovative models. And please join our mailing list for updates!
Thank you!

– The IMPRINT Team

The Challenge

 

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Imagine a doctor working as a dishwasher, or an engineer driving a taxicab. Unfortunately, these people aren’t imaginary – they represent the more than 2.7 million immigrant professionals across the US who are unemployed or work in jobs far below their capacity.

Their under-employment has high costs for their families and communities. When these talented workers are unable to apply their international education and training to work in the United States, they face low wages, while the broader community suffers a tremendous waste of human capital.

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