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Connecting Hard-to-Serve Populations with Jobs:
Successful Solutions for Skilled Immigrant Integration

Registration for this webinar is now closed.

Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time:  2-3:15 p.m. CT | 3-4:15 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

During this Exploring Innovation in Community Development webinar series from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, we will explore workforce development programs that have successfully connected hard-to-serve individuals with good jobs that help them transition to stable, productive lives. Each webinar will present effective models and best practices that offer ex-offenders, disconnected youth and immigrant professionals the skills needed to obtain quality jobs with the possibility of career advancement.

This third and final webinar in the series, on March 30, will feature strategies, programs and best practices that help college-educated immigrants transition to professional careers and maximize their full potential.

"Brain waste" — the underutilization of immigrant professionals' skills and talent — represents significant social and economic costs for both the individuals affected and our society as a whole. It means that economic assets within our national and local economies are being wasted, while the country faces a skills shortage in many of the professions for which these talented immigrants are trained.

Presenters at this webinar will include:

  • Amanda Bergson-Shilock, senior policy analyst, National Skills Coalition
  • Rebecca Tancredi, vice president of programs, Upwardly Global
  • Manuel Portillo, director, Immigrant Professionals Program, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required by March 30. Register for this session at the Exploring Innovation in Community Development website.

For more information, please contact Faith Weekly at 502-568-9216 or

Listen to the archived sessions of this series: