The National Conference on Refugee Professional Recertification
Kellogg Center of Michigan State University
June 22–23, 2009
East Lansing, Michigan
Make plans now to attend the National Conference on Recertification. The first of its kind, this conference will focus on the specific issues related to professional retraining, job-seeking and recertification for refugees resettling the United States.
Each year, foreign-trained educators, physicians, nurses, engineers and other professionals, work to reclaim their careers in the United States. With the current refugee crisis in Iraq, a new wave of foreign-trained professionals are settling in communities across the country. They have a strong desire to contribute their skills to the U.S. workforce, but find the process difficult, expensive and time-consuming to obtain the required qualifications.
In a time of economic crisis their situation—and the task of those who work with them—is extremely challenging. Refugee resettlement personnel, workforce development experts, refugees, employment specialists, educators, businesses, and others who want to see New Americans integrate into the U.S. workforce will want to attend the conference.
To register, go to www.refugeeworks.org/conference/
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