School of Education Events

Supporting Higher Education and Career Success for Refugees in Wisconsin

This day-long event will bring together diverse stakeholders to learn about the barriers and supports that impact the college and career success of refugees in Wisconsin.
Date
Friday, April 10, 2020
Location
 Madison College Truax Campus (Room D1630)
Address
1701 Wright St
Madison WI
Description

This symposium will bring together educators, refugee resettlement and service providers, refugees, scholars, and community members to learn about the barriers and supports that impact the college and career success of refugees in ​Wisconsin. We will also discuss and plan for policies that expand their success. Come ready to partner with your colleagues and:

  • Learn from presentations and discussions with scholars on refugee resettlement in Wisconsin and access to higher education for refugees;
  • Network with a community of colleagues who are invested in the educational and career success of refugees in our state;
  • Learn from college students with refugee backgrounds about their struggles and experiences working toward higher education and career goals;
  • Participate in discussions to help shape and improve policies to support higher education and career success for refugees; and
  • Launch the Wisconsin Roundtable on Higher Education for Refugees, which will work toward policies that support higher education for refugees.

This day-long event is hosted by the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions (CCWT), Jewish Social Services of Madison, Madison College, and the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE).

It is ​free​, open to the public, and will include lunch and other refreshments. However, registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite.


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