CAREERS FOR REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS
- Ready to enter a new career pathway?
- Trying to return to a career field where you have international education or experience?
- Interested in furthering your education to access new opportunities?
- Hoping to advance or move up in your career?
The goal of the CAREERS program is to help refugees and immigrants integrate into Colorado’s workforce by finding fulfilling career paths.
Participants in the CAREERS program receive the following support services:
- Goal planning and career guidance
- Help applying for financial aid and educational funding
- Career coaching – resume writing, interview practice, job search support
- Tutoring support
- Community “Meet-Ups” (meetings where we discuss career and job-related topics such as professional networking, resume review, interview skills, local job openings, etc.)
- Transcript/diploma evaluation guidance
- Networking opportunities with industry professionals
The CAREERS program is open to new Americans who arrived as:
- Humanitarian Parolees
- Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders
- Or who have other similar statuses
Participants in the CAREERS program also must have:
- Been in the U.S. for less than 5 years
- Intermediate English proficiency or higher
- Work authorization
- A job of other means of financial stability
CAREERS participants work one-on-one with a navigator and can schedule meetings at times that are convenient for them. Meetings can be in-person or online. Participants can expect to meet with their navigator weekly or biweekly.
REGISTRATION STEPS FOR NEW STUDENTS
To enroll in the CAREERS program, email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an orientation meeting.
How to Make A Referral (for Partners)
Email referrals to email@example.com. Referrals can also be made through Geneva. Select Employment for Record Type and CAREERS for Service. Do not refer clients for any other type of Employment service, as our team will not receive these referrals. Please include the client’s phone number and email address in the referral if it is not in their Geneva record.
The CAREERS program will help you plan for your future career but does not help with immediate job placement.
Participants in the CAREERS program should have an intermediate level of English proficiency or higher. When you meet with us for your orientation, we will assess your English level to see if you are ready to begin the program.
Yes! While the CAREERS program is located at Emily Griffith Technical College, we help students apply for training programs at community colleges, technical colleges, and other schools throughout the state of Colorado.
The CAREERS program requires a long-term commitment in order for it to help you achieve your goals. Most students are in this program for 1 – 2 years. You can participate in the CAREERS program for up to 5 years after you arrived in the United States.
The CAREERS program is free for eligible students!
Yes! The CAREERS program offers scholarships. Your Navigator will advise you on additional financial aid and help you apply for additional educational funding.