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When: October 21, 2021 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Lynn Thompson, Hospitality Career Pathway | Scarlett Xiong, Hospitality Career Pathway
Participants will be able to identify the unique barriers that immigrants and refugees face in employment. Learn creative and innovative ways the International Institute has found to address these barriers and help immigrants and refugees overcome them. Hear from employer partners who have benefited from trained employees as well as get a glimpse at the curriculum and employment navigation tools utilized in helping immigrants and refugees overcome barriers in order to achieve their dreams and goals. Finally, participants will be introduced to program participants who have benefited from the Hospitality Career Pathway.
1. Identify barriers to employment for Immigrants and Refugees
2. Recognize the importance of employer partnerships in employment navigation
3. Understand the importance of a holistic approach to employment navigation