The Institute has been nationally recognized for its programming that improves college success for New Americans. In a new report the National Skills Coalition, which informs national policy on workforce issues, cites the Institute’s innovative partnership with Saint Paul College, and the academic and personal supports implemented there, as a promising practice to foster immigrant worker success.
The report, titled “Upskilling the New American Workforce: Demand-Driven Programs that Foster Immigrant Worker Success & Policies that Can Take Them to Scale”, was released on June 27 and highlights seven program models from around the country that effectively serve New Americans in the workforce. The Institute’s program provides preparation classes and ongoing study sessions for Saint Paul College courses that have traditionally been a stumbling block to success for students pursuing careers in the medical field. Additionally, the Institute holds a preparation course for the nursing program’s entrance exam. These courses are taught by English-language instructors located at the college and have proven a successful resource for both immigrant and U.S.-born students.
You can read the full report here.