Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Featured in Wall Street Journal

POSTED ON: August 13, 2018


The Wall Street Journal published an article about the Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers, a partnership with CAMBA, that assists immigrant engineers and IT professionals who are underemployed or unemployed gain access to higher paying jobs through training and job placement assistance. The article highlights success stories from individual students as well as shines light on recent recruiting troubles because of U.S. immigration-policy changes. 

Read the full article here.

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