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Foreign Trained Professionals: Maine’s Hidden Talent Pool, Findings and Recommendations Regarding Certification and Licensure

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.    

The report: Foreign Trained Professionals: Maine’s Hidden Talent Pool, Findings and Recommendations Regarding Certification and Licensure, is based on an analysis of national and local occupational licensing policies, a review of professional licensing for several key professions in Maine, and NMRC’s experience working with hundreds of foreign trained professionals each year and the challenges they face as they seek to re-start their careers in Maine.

Our findings and recommendations cut across the decentralized system of licensing. Some recommendations may be very minor including how information should be displayed on a licensing board’s website and others may attempt to address systemic issues regarding access to documents or resources needed to cover the costs associated with licensing.

For a copy of the report go to: Foreign Trained Professionals: Maine’s Hidden Talent Pool, Findings and Recommendations Regarding Certification and Licensure.

For more information or questions about the report contact:  Sally Sutton, Program Coordinator at 207-874-8155 or suttos@portlandschools.org

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NMRC PAE Hidden Talent Press Release

New Report Highlights Hidden Talents of Maine’s Immigrants and the Challenges with Professional Licensing – New Mainers Resource Center Releases a Series of Licensing Guides for Skilled Professionals The New Mainers Resource Center (NMRC), a Portland Adult Education...