Working Together to Strengthen America’s Immigrant Workforce: Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Immigrant Serving Organizations

October 17, 2016

To help expand immigrants’ access to skill-building and career-advancement opportunities, one approach is the formation of partnerships between immigrant-serving organizations — such as worker centers and community-based organizations — and community colleges.

Building Community Partnerships to Serve Immigrant Workers—Year One Report

September 12, 2016

“Building Community Partnerships to Serve Immigrant Workers” (BCPIW), an initiative of the National Council for Workforce Education, was designed to replicate and expand effective community college/worker center/community-based organization partnerships to address the workforce development needs of immigrants and immigrant workers.

Increasing Opportunities for Immigrant Students: Community College Strategies for Success

November 1, 2011

This report report describes a Framework for Supporting Immigrant Student Success that identifies 11 key factors contributing to the innovative practices of CCCIE colleges.

Sound Investments: Building Immigrants’ Skills to Fuel Economic Growth

December 1, 2010

This report emphasizes the importance of immigrants in the U.S.

Building a Higher Skilled Workforce: Results and Implications from the BridgeConnect National Survey

November 1, 2010

This survey seeks to gain understanding of the diverse number of bridge programs (contextualized learning and embedded skills) that serve adults with low education levels throughout the U.S.

Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for Students Enrolled in Business and Medical Office Administration Training 2007-2010—Training Futures: Northern Virginia Family Service and Northern Virginia Community College Partnership

October 1, 2010

This study, part of the Courses to Employment (CIT) national demonstration project, cites education and employment outcomes of 253 participants, mostly low-income immigrants, enrolled in Training Futures business and medical office administration training program between 2007 and 2010.

Community College and High School Partnerships

September 1, 2010

This issue brief focuses on partnerships that may make it more likely for students to complete three important milestones on the road to college completion: enrollment in college, college readiness at enrollment, and persistence in college.

Using Oral Language Skills to Build on the Emerging Literacy of Adult English Learners

August 1, 2010

This report reviews the research and describes ways to capitalize on adult learners’ oral skills to create successful literacy learning experiences.

How to Build Bridge Programs that Fit Into A Career Pathway: A Step-by-Step Guide Based on the Carreras en Salud Program in Chicago

July 1, 2010

This manual provides tools and information to develop successful bridge programs, based upon the development and implementation of Carreras en Salud (English translation is Careers in Health), an early bridge prototype that has achieved significant outcomes and national recognition.

Rising to the Immigrant Integration Challenge: What States Are Doing—And Can Do

November 1, 2009

In addition to direct efforts to help legal immigrants obtain services, states are increasingly finding that successful integration requires some important, overarching steps.