This Guide is intended for front-line community college staff like you: admissions officers, academic advisors, career counselors, ESL and other faculty members, college librarians, financial aid advisors, and workforce development staff.
Regardless of what role you play, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the entire Guide and to take advantage of all the resources it offers. Understanding issues that relate to other departments and thinking about ways to collaborate with colleagues across divisions and in your community can make all the difference for foreign-educated students. We hope this Guide encourages you to begin to think about the community college experience from their perspective. Get started.
Global Talent Bridge is dedicated to helping foreign-educated immigrants fully utilize their talents and education in the United States. It is a program of World Education Services (WES), a non-profit organization that helps immigrants gain recognition of their academic qualifications earned abroad. Global Talent Bridge joins with institutional partners and community-based organizations to publish resources and train practitioners who work with skilled immigrants, and reaches out directly to immigrants through Pathways to Success® seminars and information on its website. In addition, Global Talent Bridge is a founding member and host of IMPRINT, a coalition or organizations that advocates for policies that facilitate skilled immigrant integration at the local, state and national levels.
The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education is a national network of community colleges and other organizations that have joined forces to increase educational and career opportunities for immigrant students. CCCIE’s mission is to raise awareness of the important role community colleges play in immigrant education, and to promote and expand the range and quality of programs for immigrant students among community colleges around the country. National in scope, CCCIE receives primary financial support from the J.M. Kaplan Fund and is supported and led by Westchester Community College, in Valhalla, New York.