Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Lynn Thompson, Hospitality Career Pathway | Scarlett Xiong, Hospitality Career Pathway
In this session participants will be able to identify the unique barriers that immigrants and refugees face in employment. They will see the creative and innovative ways that the International Institute has found to address these barriers and help immigrants and refugees overcome them. Participants will hear from employer partners who have benefited from trained employees as well as get a glimpse at the curriculum and employment navigation tools that are 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.
- Participants will be able to identify barriers to employment for Immigrants and Refugees.
- Participants will be able to see the importance of employer partnerships in employment navigation.
- Participants will understand the importance of a holistic approach to employment navigation.