Public Policy Forum: Immigrant labor and health industries

Posted by on April 28, 2006

You are cordially invited to attend a Public Policy Forum (details below and in the attached PDF flyer). Please distribute to those on your list who might be interested in attending:

The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians in partnership with the Life Sciences Career Alliance (LSCA)


Filling the Gap:
How the immigrant labor force supports health industries throughout the Delaware Valley

Nurse ? Physician?s Assistant ? Clinical Research Associate ? Manufacturing Technician

These are just a small handful of the jobs available in health industries throughout the Delaware Valley. With incredible growth in medicine, pharmaceuticals, biosciences, and health care, many new career opportunities develop everyday. Consequently, demand for an educated and trained workforce is increasing.

In many cases, members of the immigrant community have responded to this call, often supplementing the domestic labor force and moving through complex health industries with impressive proficiency. However, there are questions regarding education, licensing, certification, and language barriers that remain difficult topics for employers and elected officials.

Please join our expert panel as they address some of these complex and thought-provoking issues in what promises to be an informative session.

When: May 18th from 5:00pm to 7:30 pm with a reception to follow
Where: Room 228 at Community college of Philadelphia’s Business and Industry Building, 18th and Callowhill Streets (street parking and in lot at 17th and Vine)
Participants: Joseph Welsh, Executive Director, Life Science Career Alliance
Dennis “Mickey” Flynn, President, Pennsylvania Bio
Hadass Sheffer, Director, Graduate Philadelphia
Moderator: Kevin Dow, Wachovia Bank

RSVP: Phone, 215-557-2856; E-mail,

This event made possible through the generous support of the William Penn Foundation

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