Thank you for making FY 2020 a success for The Welcoming Center! Together, we are realizing our vision of a more inclusive and equitable world. Check out our latest annual report for stories, financials, and much more.
The cover art, entitled THANK YOU, is a collage of of art created by our talented program participants!
Engaging Immigrant Talent Toolkit
Our Engaging Immigrant Talent toolkit comes after an intensive 18-month study made up of interviews, focus groups, and roundtable discussions, with employers, immigrants, and workforce development practitioners. We compiled our research and recommendations into a toolkit for employers who want to understand the steps they must take to recruit, retain, and promote immigrant talent.
The Engaging Immigrant Talent toolkit was made possible by a generous grant from the WES Mariam Assefa Fund and developed for The Welcoming Center by The Junkin Group, LLC to advance best practices for immigrant integration into the workplace.
Career Guides for International Professionals
We have identified four high-growth industries in Pennsylvania and developed detailed career guides for each industry: accountant, mechanical engineer, systems analyst, and teacher.
These guides outline the process for becoming a certified professional and provide information about various types of jobs within each field, regional employers who hire these professionals, salary ranges, and employment resources.
Guide for Entrepreneurs
We created a guide to provide practical information on how city store owners can protect themselves from violence and harassment and improve customer relations.
This publication was produced in 2014 and may not accurately reflect current regulations or programming at the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians.
In this 40-page report, the Welcoming Center focuses on a trend often overlooked by the general public: Immigrants are arriving already technologically savvy and using mobile phones in distinctly innovative ways.