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Meet Our International Professionals Program Graduates (Summer 2021 Cohort)

On Thursday, July 1, 2021, The Welcoming Center will be celebrating the graduation of 12 International Professionals Program (IPP) participants, representing seven countries across the globe.   IPP is an eight-week course for career readiness training followed by six months of job coaching. It brings together a diverse group of international professionals with bachelor’s degrees or [...]

A Conversation Between James Hancock and Olena Hart

Our International Professionals Program graduate, Olena Hart, recently interviewed Welcoming Center volunteer, James Hancock. Read their conversation below. Hello James! Thank you for agreeing to talk about yourself, the company you work for and your experience, as a volunteer, with the Welcoming Center. Could you please introduce yourself first?  Yes, sure. My name is James [...]

Overcoming Barriers as a High Skilled Immigrant in Philadelphia

I am Fode Kaba Traore. I am from Guinea which is in West Africa. In 2012, I earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University Gamal Abdel Nasser of Conakry. Also, I earned certificates in HSE and transportation. Afterwards, I worked for different companies in the transportation field in Conakry and the countryside of [...]