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A Chance Encounter: How Orlando Reclaimed His Career in the U.S.

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Name: Orlando Silva

Profession/Industry: Computer systems engineering

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Tool operator, Micron Technologies (employed through ManpowerGroup)

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Education: Bachelor in Systems Engineering, Universidad Nicaragüense de Estudios Humanísticos (UNEH)

First Job in U.S.: Sales associate at Home Depot

 

Story:

Orlando Silva is a computer systems engineer from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Relationship That Created an Opportunity of a Lifetime

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Name: Ghassan Widad Falih

Profession/Industry: Mechanical Engineer

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Mechanic, Motive Power

Country of Origin: Iraq

Education: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq


Story
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Meet Ghassan Widad Falih, who was born in Iraq and came to Boise in 2013, at the age of 43.

Ghassan has […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Syrian Refugee Hopes to Inspire Fellow Newcomers Launching Career as Resettlement Case Manager

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Name: Asmaa Albbukaie

Profession/Industry: Social Work

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Case Manager, Agency for New Americans

Country of Origin: Syria

Education: Master of Library Management, Damascus University

First Job in U.S.: Interpreter

Story:

In November 2014, Asmaa Albukaie and her two teenage sons were amongst the first Syrians to be resettled in Boise. Having […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Iraqi Video Editor Continues Passion Working With Local News Channel

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Name: Ali Al Saedi

Profession/Industry: Video Editing

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: News Video Editor, KTVB Channel 7 News

Country of Origin: Iraq

Education: Bachelor of Art in Art & Communication, Baghdad University

First Job in U.S.: Detailing Cars

Story:

After a decade-long career as a videographer with the Associated Press (AP), and frequent collaboration […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

Iraqi Engineer in The Right Place at The Right Time

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Name: Luma Al Naserawi

Profession/Industry: Mechanical Engineer

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: Adjunct Engineering Lab Instructor, Boise State University

Country of Origin: Iraq

Education: Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad

First Job in U.S.: Interpreter

Story:

Luma Al Naserawi had been a professor of mechanical engineering at Baghdad University for 12 years […]

By |September 30th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

A Lesson in Finance: CapEd Presents, Educates and Offers Financial Advice to GTI Job Seekers

gti-caped-classGlobal Talent Idaho sincerely thanks Lisa Hamilton and Melissa Thometz from Cap Ed Credit Union for presenting to GTI’s Professional English Class about budgeting and personal finance. Over the last two weeks, Lisa and Melissa taught our job seekers how to build, maintain and understand their […]

By |September 21st, 2016|News & Announcements|0 Comments

Carol and Connie: GTI’s Secret to English Learning

Global Talent Idaho wants to send a special thank you to our great volunteer English class facilitators, Carol Doyle and Connie Buckley. They have put in tireless hours of work to create, prepare and implement unique English curriculum that teaches our Job Seekers the skills necessary to integrate into the American workplace and […]

By |September 12th, 2016|News & Announcements|0 Comments

Global Talent Idaho’s October 7th Career Summit

Join us for Global Talent Idaho’s Career Summit on October 7th to help our job seekers practice and enhance their interview skills. Volunteers put their expertise to work in mock interviews and provide feedback to teach our job seekers how to master the interview process.

  • When: Friday, October 7, 2016 (1:00 – 5:00 pm)
  • Where: […]
By |September 8th, 2016|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

A Pharmacist’s Journey to Reclaim Her Career After Relocation to Boise

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Name: Rasha Al Zaidi

Profession/Industry: Pharmacy Technician

Education:
Applied Science University, Ammanm, Jordan where she completed 1st year coursework towards a Master’s degree in Pharmacy
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Baghdad College of Pharmacy, Baghdad, Iraq

Current U.S. Position and Company Name: 
Pharmacy Technician, Ladd Family Pharmacy

My uncle was working for […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments

From Baghdad to Boise: Iraqi Software Technician Returns to IT Career at Boise State University

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Name: Mudhafar Poules

Profession/Industry: IT specialist

Current U.S. Position and Company Name:
Software Technician, Boise State University

Education: Bachelor of Computer and Software Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad

First Job in U.S
.: Computer programmer

Although his father and various family members have been in Idaho since 2006, Mudhafar Poules only came to […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Success Stories|0 Comments