SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. – Northeast Community College in South Sioux City will hold an event this month for individuals who have been professionally trained outside the United States. International Trained Professionals Information Day will be held Sun., April 23, at 2:15 p.m., at Northeast’s extended campus, 1001 College Way, in South Sioux City.
“Training and education earned outside of the United States has value,” said Dr. Cyndi Hanson, dean of workforce development at Northeast. “This session is designed to show individuals how to transition those skills.”
Hanson said for many people, one or two classes may be the only thing standing in the way of returning to a skilled profession they may have performed in their home country before relocating to Nebraska.
“We have a number of individuals with internationally earned credentials who are working manual or entry-level jobs because they don’t know how to convert those credentials to equivalents in the U.S. A new program we are putting together will empower these individuals to achieve their academic and workforce development goals which fall in line with Northeast’s mission to empower every person in the region to achieve their academic and workforce goals.”
The International Trained Professionals Information Day event will address matters such as earning a degree to work in an individual’s field of training, proof of training, licensing in a professional field without fluent English skills, and prior education requirements, among others.
Family Resources Coordinators from the Asian Community and Cultural Center in Lincoln will present, answers questions from attendees and share their expertise in helping navigate processes. Spanish interpreters will also be present.
For more information, contact Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.