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A Coastal Engineer from Vietnam is Proud to Protect California Coastline

Name: To Dang

Country: Vietnam

Profession: Coastal Scientist

To Dang and his wife were well known Coastal Engineers in Vietnam. When they arrived in the U.S. they soon realized they did not know about the U.S. cultural context, let alone how to get a job in this country. He worked as a tour guide to help pay the bills and was not sure if he would ever find a professional job. “When I went to the first Upwardly Global workshop, my hope came back,” he recalled.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"I feel very fortunate to be a member of Upwardly Global. Without them, I will certainly not be able to find my directions."

Name: Shuang Li

Country: Afghanistan

Profession: Analytics Consultant

Company: MSCI

Michigan Professional Licensing Guides

High-Skilled Talent: the Future of Michigan

The state of Michigan recognizes skilled immigrants as vital to the economic health of the state today and in the future.  Governor Rick Snyder leads the nation’s governors in his support for welcoming immigrants, including high-skilled immigrants and immigrant entrepreneurs.

Michigan Professional Licensing Guides

These licensing guides provide information for eleven in-demand professions. Each year thousands of immigrants coming to the U.S. are already trained in these professions, but must also invest time and resources to secure state-level licenses in order to resume practicing their profession. The Professional Licensing Guides explain what foreign-trained immigrants need to know before applying for a professional license in Michigan. The intention is to help skilled immigrants prepare efficiently to license in accordance with  the high professional standards of our state.

Accountant Architect Dentist Engineer
IT Professional Lawyer Nurse Pharmacist
Physical Therapist Physician Teacher

 

Contributors

The Michigan Professional Licensing Guides were created with the active support of the office of Governor Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Global Michigan and Global Detroit.  Upwardly Global initiatives in Michigan are generously funded by the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan, a unique philanthropic initiative aimed at helping to restore southeast Michigan to a position of leadership in the new global economy.

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