What does “MVP” mean to you? As we approach Super Bowl Sunday, many think about the Most Valuable Players on the football field. Here at New American Pathways, though, our MVPs are Mentors for Vocational Pathways in specific professional fields – and they are just as important as any star football players for the new Americans we serve.
When foreign-trained professionals (with a graduate degree or higher) move to the U.S., they often have to enroll in an undergraduate program and complete another Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degree in the U.S. before they can work in a similar career. A mentor’s knowledge, expertise and professional network is invaluable to someone in this position.
The MVP program matches our new American clients with volunteer mentors who are successful professionals in chosen career fields. Mentors provide vocational coaching, networking assistance and serve as guides to help new Americans achieve their desired career goals.
Join our MVP Program and get connected with a refugee or immigrant who shares your passion for your career field. For more information, reach out to Shondra Tobler.
We congratulate Tblets (above, left) who recently attained American citizenship. With a background in accounting and business management and mentoring with our very own chief financial officer, Paula Scotman, Tblets recently obtained a position with H&R Block for the current tax season.