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Combating Healthcare Shortages by Removing Barriers for International Medical Grads

June 19th, 2019

Facing projected doctor shortages and disparities in access to high-quality healthcare, states are increasingly taking steps to capitalize on the talent within their immigrant communities. This year, measures were introduced in Arkansas, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Washington State. Arkansas Earlier this year, Arkansas passed a bill adding fellowships as a method for international medical graduates to […]

To Fight Brain Waste, Apprenticeships, Work-based Learning Models Offer Promise

May 16th, 2019

Ample evidence shows that apprenticeships can help match the skills of workers with the needs of employers. When paired with additional training through pre-apprenticeship programs, apprenticeships and other work-based learning models have also proven to be effective tools for helping to reduce barriers to employment for work-authorized immigrants and refugees who have education and experience […]

Federal Policy Creates Opportunity for Skilled Immigrants

April 22nd, 2019

In March we highlighted advocacy efforts in local communities working to integrate immigrant professionals. This month we call attention to a federal policy initiative that could lead to a new career pathway for highly educated immigrants and refugees.    In 2018 the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, also known as […]

Communities Taking Action to Affect Policy Change

March 21st, 2019

WES Global Talent Bridge’s Skilled Immigrant Integration Program has had a major impact in states and localities around the country since its launch in 2018. The program has not only improved service delivery, it is helping to change policy. This is by design. In addition to setting programmatic outcomes, cohort members are encouraged to develop […]

Immigrant Professional Integration Emerges as Common Theme in 2019 State Legislative Sessions

March 11th, 2019

2019 is off to a promising start in the field of skilled immigrant integration with six states seeking to address barriers to employment for internationally-trained professionals. Last year, six states, California, Idaho, Maryland, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Vermont authorized measures addressing brain waste. These new measures, together with the policies enacted last year, show an […]

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