NMRC in the news
Asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola are among the dozen or so foreign-born workers that Wild Oats Bakery has hired to boost its workforce at a time when workers are hard to come by.
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.
We haven’t seen anything like it before. The jobs reports and unemployment numbers of the past 2½ years have repeatedly surprised the American public and confounded even the most imaginative labor economists.
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.
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.
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.
Given the everchanging COVID environment, not knowing what to expect even 3-6 months in the future, PAE teachers and staff continue to be in the challenging position of needing to teach and provide services in ways different than before
Because of COVID-19, the year 2019-2020 was certainly not a typical year and the challenges of functioning remotely will continue into the coming year. However, whenever PAE is ready to return to in-person classes and programs, this years’ experience with remote learning has opened up greater possibilities for how PAE will offer classes and services in the future and will remain a part of PAE’s overall programming as a way to expand access to its services to those for whom physically being at PAE is a challenge.
The purpose of the NMRC-PAE Foreign Trained Health Professional Licensing Pilot Project 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.
The New Mainers Resource Center has produced a report highlighting the skills and education of Maine’s foreign trained professionals and the challenges they face resuming their professions.