Upskilling the New American Workforce

Creating opportunities for immigrants to build their skills and meet the demand for middle-skill jobs is a process that can be undertaken by a variety of actors, including workforce development agencies, adult education providers, postsecondary institutions, and immigrant advocacy organizations. Yet historically, each of these systems has sometimes struggled to serve the full range of immigrant workers who could benefit from skill-building opportunities. There is no federal funding stream dedicated to immigrant worker upskilling or immigrant integration.

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