Hiring Immigrant Engineers: From Risk to Opportunity

The following is an article by Jan Sheppard Kutcher which appears in the Fall 2012 issue of The Engineer.

No employer likes to take risks in hiring. Whether you run your own firm, or are responsible for hiring staff for a medium or large engineering firm, mitigating risk, makes sense. But what appears as due diligence, unfortunately, can mean you miss gigantic opportunities to bring talented, experienced and hard-working engineers on board, simply because they seem like risky hires…

Leading the Way: Multi-Stakeholder Work Groups

A collaborative model for making systemic change in regulated occupations

To work in a regulated occupation requires a particular certification or licensure. Skilled immigrants understand the importance of high standards of practice, but they need fair and realistic opportunities to have their qualifications assessed and recognized so they can work in their fields…