Monthly Archives: October 2015

New Americans in Our Communities

Last year, our Global Education and Services department worked with 400 immigrant and refugee students from 50 countries, primarily providing English Language Learning (or ELL).  A very interesting convergence of needs has emerged, and thanks to our creative and responsive staff, we’re beginning a new project that’s been dubbed the “New Americans Project.”  Many of these students have a desire to work in our local economy upon acquiring the necessary language skills, but often don’t have the resources to pursue a technical education program.  On the other hand, we hear from employers daily about their needs for skilled workers.
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