Press Release

Workshop ‘Integrating Immigrant Professionals into Maine’s Economy’

PORTLAND, Maine — The New Mainers Resource Center at Portland Adult Education will present a free workshop on how Maine can integrate immigrant professionals into its workforce 9-11:30 a.m. March 24, at the main branch of Portland Public Library.

Workshop presenters will describe successful strategies used elsewhere in the country and discuss how they can be applied in Maine. The presenters will include Dr. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, director of the

Welcome Back Initiative, Tadd Wamester, manager of strategic initiatives for Upwardly Global, Christopher Hall, CEO of the Portland Regional Chamber and Beth Campbell, director of Portland Adult Education.

The workshop is open to employers, service providers, educators, policymakers, funders, workforce and economic development officials, professional groups, licensing boards, skilled immigrants and other

community members.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants should enter via the Elm Street entrance. The event will include time for networking and conversation.

For more information, please contact Sally Sutton, program coordinator of the New Mainers Resource Center, at or 874-8155. This program is supported with a grant from the Maine Health Access Foundation.


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