Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants

By on September 26, 2018
Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants

According to research by Brookings Institution, there are more than three times as many “high-skill” (i.e. degree-holding) immigrants in the St. Louis area as there are low-skill. Yet these individuals lack the credentialing necessary to legally utilize their education within the United States. Recognizing this “brain waste,” the International Institute of St. Louis seeks to connect skilled immigrants with resources that more fully engage them within our regional economy.

Join International Institute’s October 19 event “Decoding the Potential: Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants,” where nationally recognized speakers from the National Skills Coalition (DC), Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (NY), and World Education Service Global Talent Bridge (NY) will discuss the “brain waste” among skilled immigrant professionals and identify solutions that benefit St. Louis.

What:
Decoding the Potential: Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants

When:
Oct 19, 2018 | 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where:
International Institute of St. Louis
3401 Arsenal, St. Louis MO 63118
(near Tower Grove Park)

Registration:
$35/person, includes breakfast and lunch
Learn more and register online

The event is organized by International Institute of St. Louis – the same organization that delivers St. Louis’ annual Festival of Nations – in collaboration with St. Louis Community College Workforce Solutions Group, International Institute Center for Career Advancement, and St. Louis Mosaic Project.

About Lysa Young-Bates

Lysa Young-Bates is Marketing Communications Manager of St. Louis Community College’s Workforce Solutions Group, which delivers non-credit continuing education opportunities, corporate training and community services to the St. Louis region.

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