Reports and Resources:
Providing Immigrants a Springboard into the WorkforcePortland Community College, in Portland, Oregon, a state leader in implementing integrated education and training programs, has developed an innovative Adult Basic Skills (ABS) Career Pathways program. It offers ESL learners, immigrants, and others an accelerated path to simultaneously master employer-requested skills and ESL contextualized academic content, while also earning an industry-recognized college certificate. The Portland Community College story is one in a series of case studies examining findings from CCCIE’s National Survey on Increasing Opportunities for New Americans and offers colleges a look at how to structure a model program. Read More.
Updated Resources to Support Undocumented StudentsAt a time when many DACA and undocumented students face uncertain futures, community colleges can take steps to support these young Dreamers, who have contributed so much to their country, their campuses, and their communities. Download CCCIE’s review of post-election resources.
Highlights of CCCIE’s WorkCCCIE is pleased to share highlights of our work, best practices, and resources to help your college strengthen its immigrant education and integration initiatives and accelerate success of adult ESL learners. Read more.
Bridging the Gap for Foreign-Educated Immigrants: An Online Toolkit for Community Colleges and CBOsCCCIE and WES Global Talent Bridge developed this online toolkit that community college and CBO practitioners can use to integrate foreign-educated students into college programs and careers. You’ll find best practices, success stories, videos, checklists, and other interactive tools.
Presidents for New American Success PledgeCCCIE is launching an exciting new initiative—a College Presidents Campaign to engage additional community college presidents across the country in CCCIE’s mission. Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY Is proud to host CCCIE and be part of this national initiative. Read more about our Presidents for New American Success Pledge and sign on.
Learning the Language of RetailThe retail sector has one of the highest levels of limited English proficient workers. The National Immigration Forum, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, CCCIE, and Miami Dade College are collaborating to develop a scalable, contextualized ESL program, Skills and Opportunity for the New American Workforce, to help retailers build stronger career pathways for their employees. Read more and view this multi-media report and the Forum’s New American Workforce blog.
Congratulations, Dr. Eduardo Padrón!Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This award is the nation’s highest civilian honor and is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. Miami Dade College, one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United States, is represented on CCCIE’s Blue Ribbon Panel and is a leader in the field of immigrant education and integration. Read more.