Refugee Entrepreneurs, Free ESL Classes & Job Development — Top Picks of the Higher Blog

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Higher logoI’m pleased that LIRS can stand for welcoming migrants in so many areas. One of the projects I’d like you to know more about is Higher. To that end, I’ll be sharing some of the best content from their blog every other week.

Higher builds and connects the diverse community of employment professionals, employers and neighbors who support refugee and immigrant self-sufficiency through employment. Higher supports refugee employment programs across the U.S. resettlement network to strengthen employment outcomes.

Here’s a look at the most exciting news on the Higher blog in recent days:

FREE ESL, GED and Vocational Training in More than 100 Career Fields
Sound too good to be true?  Job Corps targets youth ages 16-24 with 125 campuses nationwide.  It’s a great fit and unmatched opportunity for qualifying refugees and immigrants.

Job Development Strategies Around Large Construction Projects
A case study and field-tested tips for leveraging large construction projects into jobs for clients and employer relationships in the building trades for resettlement agencies.

Sriracha:  Created and Manufactured by a Former Refugee
You’ve likely eaten this hot sauce, but did you know that the creator and founder of this successful California business came to the US as a refugee from Vietnam?

Friday Feature:  El Norte (1983)
Every week, Higher shares one entertainment option to help you celebrate the weekend.  This classic film portrays the difficult journey and often harsher reality of undocumented immigrant life in the United States.

Check back on alternate Wednesdays, starting the week after next, for more round-ups of the best of the Higher blog!

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