International Professionals Program (IPP)
We are not accepting anymore applications for the upcoming cohort. You may still apply and be considered for the next one.
More than 40% of the immigrants seeking our services have at least a college degree from their home countries. Many are unemployed or underemployed, working in low-wage jobs. This program is helping highly skilled immigrants actualize their full potential and informing the emerging field of skilled immigrant integration on a national level.
The Welcoming Center is one of only a handful of organizations in the U.S. addressing the issue of skilled immigrant integration, and IPP is the only program in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. IPP is funded by Philadelphia Works Inc.
How does IPP work?
IPP works in 8 weeks of training. Some of the subjects covered: resume writing, researching employers and applying for jobs, interviewing successfully, and building a professional network. After that, you will have the skills and confidence to apply to and interview for professional jobs.
Moreover, for an additional 6 months, you will work closely with our team to connect to employment opportunities and we will provide career coaching along the way.