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The new program is designed to help diversify the Portland Public Schools’ workforce by helping new Mainers trained as teachers in their home countries to become educators here.
REPORTS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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