Promoting Regional Prosperity by Engaging Skilled Immigrants

By on September 28, 2018
When:
10/19/2018 @ 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM
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Where:
International Institute of St. Louis
3401 Arsenal St
St. Louis, MO 63118
USA
Cost:
$35/person

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
8:00 am – 1:30 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)

Where:
The International Institute’s Hall of Nations
3401 Arsenal, St. Louis MO 63118
(near Tower Grove Park)

Agenda

  • Welcome and Breakfast
  • Plenary Session
  • Two breakout sessions:
    • Economic Case for Skilled Immigrant Integraton in St. Louis
    • Educational Opportunities and Challenges for Skilled Immigrants
  • Lunch and Discussion
  • Mosaic Awards
  • Wrap up and next steps

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.

 

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