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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reports

2020-2021 NMRC Annual Report

2020-2021 NMRC Annual Report

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

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2019-2020 NMRC Annual Report

2019-2020 NMRC Annual Report

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.

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