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Equivalencies – Credential Evaluations | Part 1: What Are They?

Equivalencies – Credential Evaluations | Part 1: What Are They?

The New Mainers Resource Center at Portland Adult Education works with New Mainers who come to the U.S. with college degrees and years of experience. Most people want to know if their college degrees will be recognized as they look for jobs, apply to schools, or seek licensing in their professions. Will a degree be recognized? The answer is it depends.

U.S. professional licensure is daunting, but doable

U.S. professional licensure is daunting, but doable

When Oumalkaire Said Barkad arrived in Maine in 2014 with a master’s degree from the Engineering School of Reims, France, she didn’t know about the many additional steps required to become a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the U.S. She soon waded into the complicated process for Maine residents with non-U.S. degrees – in many fields beyond just engineering – to receive professional certification.

Webinar: Pathways to Teaching for Immigrants and Refugees

Webinar: Pathways to Teaching for Immigrants and Refugees

This webinar, presented by World Education Services (WES), provides an overview of the WES Global Talent Bridge Teacher Bridge Project. The program’s goal is to make sure that new Americans are qualified and competitive candidates for jobs in educational settings. The slate of presenters includes Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator of NMRC.

Video: 2021 Solas Award Recipient José Ramón Fernández-Peña

Video: 2021 Solas Award Recipient José Ramón Fernández-Peña

This webinar, presented by Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator of the New Mainers Resource Center, reviews the findings of the NMRC-PAE Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Pilot Project Report with the Maine Development Foundation. The purpose of the report was to research ways to increase diversity and cultural competence of the health workforce by identifying strategies to reduce the barriers that foreign trained health professionals face.

Webinar: Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Project Report (MMC)

Webinar: Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Project Report (MMC)

This webinar, presented by Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator of the New Mainers Resource Center, reviews the findings of the NMRC-PAE Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Pilot Project Report with the MMC Family Medicine Residency Program. The purpose of the report was to research ways to increase diversity and cultural competence of the health workforce by identifying strategies to reduce the barriers that foreign trained health professionals face.

Webinar: Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Project Report (MDF)

Webinar: Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Project Report (MDF)

This webinar, presented by Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator of the New Mainers Resource Center, reviews the findings of the NMRC-PAE Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Pilot Project Report with the Maine Development Foundation. The purpose of the report was to research ways to increase diversity and cultural competence of the health workforce by identifying strategies to reduce the barriers that foreign trained health professionals face.

Transitioning immigrants into the community

Transitioning immigrants into the community

Portland is not a large city by national standards – its population stands at about 67,000 people – but it is equipped with more than a dozen agencies with the sole purpose of helping immigrants.