New report highlights immigrant skill-building programs

Written by Suzanne Kart

A study released by the National Skills Coalition explores seven program models from around the United States that effectively serve immigrant workers.

Upskilling the New American Workforce provides examples of how to best serve immigrant jobseekers and adult English language learners.

Advocates interested in launching similar programs in their own communities can draw on the lessons from this report, including:

  • The importance of demand-driven, evidence-based training programs that use tested models to prepare individuals for jobs that local employers need
  • The availability of financial and other resources via key federal policies such as SNAP Employment & Training, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Community Development Block Grants to support education and training programs
  • The opportunity to capitalize on visionary state policies  to serve immigrant workers

To find out more, you can download the full report.

About the author

Suzanne Kart

Suzanne Kart is a writer, speaker, consultant, and expert in 21st Century integrated marketing. Currently Director of Marketing at ProTrain, LLC, she is one of the nation’s leading authorities on marketing for continuing education and lifelong learning programs. She has more than 18 years experience in the marketing and communications fields. She does workshops across the U.S. and Canada on all things marketing as well as generational communications. She also has taught online for the graduate school at the University of South Dakota masters degree program in adult and higher education - and is an experienced instructional designer.