11/4 Workforce Collaboration Webinar from ORR

peertaand an opportunity to help your peers and be a Higher guest blogger!

On November 4, 2015 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)  will host a free webinar “Connecting Refugees to Workforce Development Opportunities: Promising Partnerships and the New Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).”

Higher and 120 of your peers from around the country will be in Omaha for our Second Annual Refugee Employment Workshop.   Here’s how you can help the refugee employment network (and Higher) so none of us miss this opportunity to learn.

  1. Register to attend the 11/4 webinar. (Click here.)
  2. Get in touch with us at information@higheradvantage.org if you’re interested in one or more of the following: Take thorough notes, call Higher to talk about what you learned or draft a blog post to share  with the network.  We’ll be offering modest honorariums as a thanks for your help. 

The webinar will highlight the opportunities for refugee organizations to enhance services and develop new partnerships with workforce development agencies with the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Common areas of service, performance metrics, and populations will be discussed to showcase the potential for national, state and local refugee agencies and organizations to enhance collaboration, partnerships, and deliver enhanced workforce programs for refugees.

Additionally, a speaker from the San Diego, California – International Rescue Committee will discuss the coordination and partnership between their organization and their local workforce investment board through their Connect2Work program, their Workforce Accelerator Grant, and Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program in connecting youth and adult refugees to employment programs.

 

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