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Miami Dade College to Host a Path to Success Seminar to Provide Resources for Skilled, Foreign-Educated Immigrants

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Career Expo to Provide Resources for Skilled Immigrants

Miami, February 14, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) is partnering with World Education Services and the Community College Consortium on Immigrant Education to provide the Pathways to Success® Seminar for skilled immigrants on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at MDC-North Campus, Science Complex Lecture Hall, Room A-104.

Representatives will be available during the College Expo, scheduled from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. to discuss the College’s programs and services for immigrant students.  Display materials will also be available.  The seminar, which will take place from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., will feature a panel of experts who will provide information and resources to help skilled immigrants pursue further education, obtain professional licensing or certification, and find suitable employment in the U.S.

North Campus President, Dr. José A. Vicente stated, “Foreign-credentialed immigrants often find it challenging to secure jobs in the U.S. that match the prior education and experience of their home country.  This is mainly due to their limited English-language skills, licensing, and U.S. certification guidelines. Throughout the years, MDC’s programs have guided multitudes of immigrants toward a path of career success.  We invite the community to join us for the seminar to learn more.”

A Professional Development session will also be offered on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the Science Complex Lecture Hall, Room A-104, for college and community-area counselors and social services staff who serve immigrant populations.

About Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College offers a variety of educational and career resources to assist skilled immigrant students and community members throughout the Miami Dade County, including its REVEST Program (Refugee/Entrant Vocational Educational Services Training), which offers English as a Second Language (ESL), employability skills, agency referrals, and assistance with evaluation of foreign earned credentials; and Project ACE, an accelerated ESL program designed to equip students, including those who have earned degrees in their home countries, with the language skills they need to continue their education or advance in the workforce. Many other resources geared specifically for immigrants are offered through MDC’s English for Academic Purposes programs and School of Continuing Education & Professional Development. MDC offers more than 300 areas of study and is the largest and on the most respected higher education institutions in America with more than 174,000 students. It offers associate and bachelor degrees and career training certificates for in-demand careers.  

About World Education Services

World Education Services (www.wes.org) is an accredited, non-profit organization with more than thirty years’ experience evaluating foreign credentials so they are understood and fully recognized in the U.S. The Global Talent Bridge initiative helps skilled immigrants fully utilize their talents and education in the U.S. and provides technical assistance and resources to organizations that advise highly qualified immigrants.

About Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education

Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (www.cccie.org) is a national network of community colleges and other organizations committed to expanding and strengthening programs for immigrant students at community colleges nationwide. Activities include: raising visibility of immigrant education issues, sharing best practices, and advocacy. Miami Dade College is a member of CCCIE.

MDC North Campus to Host Pathways to Success® Seminar for skilled immigrants

  • WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC North Campus Science Complex Lecture Hall, Room A-104 11380 NW 27 Avenue
  • COST: Free

For more information about this event, please contact Ms. Tere Collada at 305-237-1135 or mcollada@mdc.edu.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist




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