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Blog Post: Healthcare Apprenticeships Help Refugees Overcome Career Barriers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: December 20, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Job Development, Job Readiness
The Problem with Standalone Healthcare Vocational Training Before fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo with her husband and infant son, Veronicah had a decade-long career as a nurse. Like many refugees, Veronicah was forced to leave suddenly, and she did not pack her diploma or transcript, the necessary documentation to verify her professional history. In …

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E-learning: Adult Education Principles for Refugee Job Readiness

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed for direct service employment staff and other service providers who help prepare refugee clients for work in the United States. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to identify adult education principles and recognize how these principles can be applied to refugee employment services. You will also …

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Guide: Public Workforce Pathways to Jobs: Accessing Department of Labor (DOL)-Funded Employment and Training Programs

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: May 5, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development, Job Readiness
In many employment programs, the key objectives are helping clients become self-sufficient and work towards their personal career goals. In addition to programs through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and other federal agencies, Department of Labor (DOL)-funded programs can help clients do just this. This information guide reviews how to get started in exploring …

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Archived Webinar: Understanding and Accessing Department of Labor-funded Employment and Training Programs for New Arrivals

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 30, 2022
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Federal Workforce Development, Job Development, Job Readiness
Hosted on March 30, 2022, this training was delivered by Rishan Habte, Program Officer for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard; Kim Vitelli, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, Department of Labor (DOL); Ayreen Cadwallader, Workforce Researcher and Analyst, Office of Workforce Investment, DOL; and Karen Connor, Division Chief for Workforce Investment, DOL.  With a record number of new …

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Blog Post: A Roadmap for Employers Hiring Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: January 27, 2022
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
As employment staff around the country assist Afghan newcomers with finding their first U.S. jobs, preparing job candidates for interviews is only one part of the process. Employment staff will need to consider that many companies are new to hiring this population and will also need guidance on how to prepare their HR teams to welcome this new workforce. This blog post shares tips for hiring Afghan newcomers.
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Blog Post: Helping Newcomers Access WIOA-funded Adult Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
The Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) is landmark legislation designed to strengthen the nation’s workforce system and reduce barriers for jobseekers. It helps clients find sustainable jobs through upskilling to meet the needs of industries around the U.S. One program area funded by WIOA is Integrated Education and Training, or IET. These programs, available across the U.S., support clients in learning English, gaining certifications in a specific field, and practicing resume writing, interview skills, financial literacy, and general job readiness.

Video: Effective Employment Services

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: October 19, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This animated video provides an overview of six key employment functions beginning with intake and assessment to post job-placement assistance. The video is accompanied by a glossary of key terms, a quiz, and a transcript. These resources are designed for new employment service providers and they can be incorporated into the onboarding process.  
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E-learning: Applying a Strengths-Based Approach to Job Readiness & Career Counseling

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: June 30, 2021
Topic(s): Employment
Subtopic(s): Career Advancement, Job Development, Job Readiness
This self-paced course is designed to combine a theoretical introduction to strengths-based employment services with practical tools and activities that will help you put theory into action. In this course, you will work your way through a learning pathway linking together interactive e-learning content, short videos with perspectives from clients and practitioners, and downloadable resources. …

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Video: Digital Literacy for Life and Work

Author(s): HIAS
Date: June 8, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Digital Inclusion, Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Readiness
HIAS and HIAS Pennsylvania have created a series of digital literacy videos for newcomer families. Each video series includes 16 short videos, covering topics such as digital safety and scams, preventing viruses and malware, secure Wi-Fi networks, online learning opportunities, online translation and interpretation, identifying misinformation, monitoring children’s online activity, work readiness and job applications,  …

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Guide: Supporting Clients During Times of Economic Hardship: Doing Job Development in an Economic Recession

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: April 13, 2021
Topic(s): Employment, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Job Development, Job Readiness
Lean economic times, which bring increased competition for fewer job openings, can be particularly challenging for clients and the employment staff helping to facilitate the job search process. How can you continue to uncover meaningful career opportunities for clients and even strengthen your employer connections when the economy is struggling? This guide offers practical suggestions and …

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