“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. I love working in civil engineering and I have good experience. I have a desire and hope to make our community and world a better place.”
Kamran, engineer from Iran
The careerladder model
For Skilled Immigrant Professionals
1. Case Management
Step-by-step guidance for skilled immigrant profesionals seeking to re-enter their former careers or continue their education in the fields of engineering, nursing, law, accounting, and education.
2. MyCity Academy
A leadership development program for new Americans that fosters civic engagement, empowers participants to engage with local institutions, and develops greater social capital.
3. Connectors Program
A short-term, accelerated mentorship program that connects skilled immigrant professionals with established professionals in their field for networking and connections.
4. Digital Skills Training
Computer skill development training including etiquette, resume development, internet safety, Google G-Suite tools, and more.
5. Virtual Resource Library
An open source, virtual resource library with CareerLadder pathway guides, professional resources, skills development tools, and training videos.
Economic Impact
of Fortune 500 companies based in
Nebraska were founded by immigrants
or their children.

Those firms generate $28B in annual
revenue, and employ 58,500 people
available healthcare jobs
were advertised online
in 2014
In that same year, the
number of unemployed
healthcare workers was
This brings the ratio of
open jobs per available worker to
**Data from New American Economy (www.newamericaneconomy.org)
CareerLadder Agencies
CareerLadder connects skilled immigrant and refugee professionals in Nebraska to career pathways, digital resources, and a professional network while fostering economic opportunity and restoring dignity through work. Case managers at partner agencies are ready to support you in utilizing your work experience and education in fields including nursing, law, accounting, education, and engineering. Services include case management, referrals, guidance about credential evaluation and state licensing processes, and more. For more information, click here to request additional information or contact a partner agency:
Asian Community & Cultural Center
144 N. 44th Street Ste. A
Lincoln, NE 68503
(402) 477-3446
Catholic Social Services
2241 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Center for People in Need
3901 N 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
(402) 476-4357
Lutheran Family Services
2301 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
(402) 441-7940
Multicultural Coalition
325 W 4th Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
(308) 385-5242
Lincoln Commission on Human Rights
555 S 10th Street Ste. 304
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 441-7624
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 541-9988
Thank you to our community partners who have helped make CareerLadder a success:

• Southeast Community College
• UNMC College of Nursing
• Lincoln Literacy
• ECHO Collective
• Lincoln Public Schools
• South of Downtown Community Development Organization
• Nebraska Appleseed
• Civic Nebraska
• UNL Department of Global Studies
• DHHS Refugee Program