Who we are
Puget Sound Welcome Back Center is a project of Highline College and our sponsors: The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges and BuRSST for Prosperity. Partners include Renton Technical College and Tacoma Community College. Without the support of our sponsors and partners, this important work would not be possible.
Puget Sound Welcome Back Center, a member of the national Welcome Back Initiative, will offer counseling and educational programs to internationally trained professionals currently residing in Washington state so that they may re-enter their profession in the U.S. This includes assistance in orientation, navigating the licensing process and support to work in the U.S.
Puget Sound Welcome Back Center was developed to assist internationally trained health professionals re-enter the healthcare workforce while at the same time provide linguistically and culturally competent healthcare professionals. In 2015, we expanded our services to support all internationally professionals navigate the system and find appropriate employment in this field.
As Washington becomes one the most diverse states in the nation, the Puget Sound Welcome Back Center is very excited about the opportunity to work with its refugee and immigrant communities, improve their income potential, and build on their many assets.
Learn more about the Welcome Back Initiative by watching a video.