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This policy brief proposes a new instructional model that maintains a central focus on English acquisition while also building the critical skills and systems knowledge important for long-term integration success.
English Plus Integration: Shifting the Instructional Paradigm for Immigrant Adult Learners to Support Integration Success
October 2018
Issue Brief
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This two-page factsheet takes a close look at characteristics of the immigrant workforce, making a case for how important it is to consider immigrant workers when developing local workforce development strategies.
Opportunities for Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce
July 2018
Factsheet
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This factsheet examines the size and characteristics of the immigrant workforce and explores key strategies that organizations in three cities are using to support training this population. 
Upskilling the Immigrant Workforce to Meet Employer Demand for Skilled Workers
July 2018
Factsheet
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A 33-slide presentation that provides an overview of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA); examines how it serves Latinos and English Language Learners; and considers WIOA's future.
WIOA 101: What You Need to Know about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
April 2018
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This 29-slide presentation covered how advocates can advance policies to boost immigrant workers' success, such as career pathways, sector partnerships, integrated education and training, and state data systems and workforce data tools.
State Policy Levers That Can Address Immigrant Workforce Needs
March 2018
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A 55-slide presentation on immigrant workforce and adult education policy and funding; examples of institutions advancing such policies, and examples of levers & tools available to advance such policies.
Creative Implementation of Federal Policies to Support Immigrant Workforce Programs at the State and Local Level
March 2018
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A 24-slide presentation on apprenticeship and work-based learning (WBL), their relevance for immigrants, related federal and state level activities, and opportunities for advocates.
Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning: State and Local Opportunities for Immigrants
March 2018
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A 15-slide presentation on Building Skills Partnership's work in California to train workers and integrate immigrants.
Building Skills Partnership - February 27, 2018 Presentation
February 2018
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This brief uses the newly released Equality of Opportunity Project data to examine the upward income mobility of students who attended MSIs compared to students who did not.
Minority Serving Institutions as Engines of Upward Mobility
January 2018
Report
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This 16-page playbook considers both the “why” and the “how” of building more welcoming local economies, including strategies and best practices.
Welcoming Economies Playbook: Strategies for Building an Inclusive Local Economy
January 2018
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Report
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