IMPRINT: Immigrant Professional Integration

Pinning Resources: Mapping the Field of Immigrant Professional Integration

What programs are serving skilled immigrants? What are the demographic trends of college-educated immigrants across the nation? And how are state policies affecting skilled immigrants?

Following the release of a new mapping tool by IMPRINT, this webinar by WES Global Talent Bridge aims to provide a snapshot of the skilled immigrant integration field, using the interactive program map that includes over 80 programs and services designed to help immigrant and refugee professionals achieve success in the United States.

This webinar will also suggest ways that practitioners can use this tool for program development and advocacy purposes.

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“Made in America” Credentials to Support the Skilled Immigrant Workforce

“Steps to Success”, WES Global Talent Bridge and IMPRINT’s recent study on immigrant  professional integration, found that those respondents who had invested in additional education once residing in the United States were more likely to be employed and successful than those who had only received their education abroad.

This webinar, the second in a series exploring the study’s findings, will provide an in-depth look at supplemental academic options available to immigrants holding foreign degrees and explore career pathways that build on existing education while addressing skills and language gaps.

Presenters include:

  • Teresita Wisell, Vice President, Westchester Community College & Exec Dir., Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE)
  • Jill Casner-Lotto, Director, Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE)
  • Fred Fontaine, Chair of Electrical Engineering & Director of the Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers, The Cooper Union


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Helping Immigrants Build Social Capital to Achieve Professional Success

“Steps to Success”, IMPRINT and WES Global Talent Bridge’s recent study on immigrant professional integration, identified a powerful correlation between the size of an immigrant’s self-reported social network and his or her likelihood of achieving professional integration and success. Given this finding, immigrant-serving organizations are looking for ways to help skilled immigrants build – and effectively utilize – their social and professional networks.

This webinar will examine research findings on the value of building social capital and provide participants with an in-depth look at two innovative programs that are addressing this challenge in their work with skilled immigrants in the U.S. and Canada.

Presenters include:

  • Vin Ko, Program Manager, St. Louis Mosaic Project
  • Racquel Sevilla, Director, Immigrant Employment Initiatives, TRIEC Professional Immigrant Networks (PINs), Toronto, Canada
  • James Witte, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) and Research Director for the Institute for Immigrant Research, George Mason University

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Supporting the Success of Skilled Immigrants

The White House Task Force on New Americans, the
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) partnered with IMPRINT and WES to examine some of the barriers foreign-educated workers face in accessing professional employment.

The webinar:

  • Examined some of the barriers foreign-educated workers face in accessing professional employment.
  • Highlighted innovative approaches in funding and employer engagement.
  • Discussed promising practices.


Presenters

  • Johan Uvin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Delegated the Duties of the Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
  • Kimberly Vitelli, Deputy Administrator, ETA Office of Workforce Investment, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Claudia Green, Executive Director, English for New Bostonians
  • Robin R. Boggs, US Corporate Citizenship Lead, Accenture

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Using Innovative Mobile Phone Technology to Survey Immigrant Radio Listeners

Learn how IMPRINT collaborated with AudioNow, the leading provider of interactive mobile applications for broadcasters, to survey more than 5,500 listeners, including many limited English-speaking individuals who are often not represented in traditional surveys. From Punjabi to Haitian Kreyol, more than 20 stations partnered to broadcast the survey to their listeners in five languages.

The data generated from these surveys created the foundation for our latest report, Steps to Success: Integrating Immigrant Professionals in the U.S.

Hear from IMPRINT’s Stacey Simon about the goals of the survey and how questions were developed. Then hear from Natalie White, Manager of Market Research from AudioNow, about her company’s pioneering “call-to-listen” technology, its survey capacity, and the results it generated.

Presenters:

  • Stacey Simon, Director of IMPRINT
  • Natalie White, Manager of Market Research at AudioNow

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