In an effort to insure that Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is implemented with attention to college-educated immigrants, IMPRINT submitted comments on the draft regulations, piggy-backing on those authored by National Skills Coalition (NSC). You can read their complete comments here.

Together with many others in the field, we encouraged the Departments of Labor and/or Education issue further policy guidance to:
  • Ensure that guidance on state plans encourages an inclusive planning process that addresses immigrant constituents' needs
  • Clarify how the priority of service should be implemented, including with respect to immigrants
  • Use guidance on sector partnerships to acknowledge and facilitate the participation of immigrants as jobseekers
  • Issue guidance to ensure that career pathways are accessible to immigrants and limited English proficient individuals
Read our new summary publication and stay tuned for future updates on WIOA!

Also, for those attending the WE Global Network Convening on July 9th in Dayton, join us for a panel featuring practitioners who will discuss how they have secured government funding to serve skilled immigrants.

Stacey Simon, 
Director of IMPRINT
Have Questions about WIOA?

Does the recently passed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) create an opportunity to improve services to immigrant professionals? What are the federal requirements and local opportunities for innovation under WIOA? How to weigh in on WIOA policy discussions in your state?

Find out the answers to these questions in our recent webinar with Amanda Bergson-Shilcock from the National Skills Coalition (NSC).

You can download the 
presentation slides, view the webinar recording, or read our summary publication.

You can also check out NSC's state-by-state list
of how WIOA adult education funds are distributed, and other resources on WIOA.

WIOA: An Opportunity to Better Serve Immigrant Professionals?

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