Recertification Guides

Higher has released several guides for foreign-trained professionals who are seeking to practice their profession in the United States. It describes the structure and future of the profession and workforce composition, as well as the skills, training, and credentials needed to advance in the field. These guides are an essential resource for refugees, other newcomers, and employment specialists. Hard copies of each guide are available on request. [link to]

Opportunities for Refugee Engineers (PDF)
Opportunities for Refugee Teachers (PDF)
Opportunities for Refugee Physicians and Nurses (PDF)
Opportunities for Refugee Pharmacists (PDF)
Opportunities for Refugee Dentists (PDF)
Opportunities for Refugee Accountants (PDF)

Financial Literacy for Newcomers: Weaving Immigrant Needs into Financial Education

This 32-page document reviews existing financial literacy curricula for immigrants and refugees. It provides recommendations for development of further materials and programs that will help newcomers establish the financial stability they need in the United States.
 Download a PDF version of this document.

Refugee Youth Employment Manual

Published in 2001, this publication features youth refugee employment program models from across the country.

Refugee Youth Employment Part I (PDF)
Refugee Youth Employment Part II (PDF)
Refugee Youth Employment Part III (PDF)
Refugee Youth Employment Part IV (PDF)


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