Yearly Archives: 2017

18 Aug

Innovative Internship Focuses on Diversifying Tech, Equipping GTI Job Seekers with Skills Needed for Treasure Valley Employers

  Two Global Talent Idaho participants—a GTI alumna and current job seeker—are among the inaugural Ambient Sensors 10-week intensive software development bootcamp created by Clearwater Analytics software developer Nilab Mousa. Nilab, a graduate of Boise State University in Computer Science, partnered with local startup Ambient Sensors to create the bootcamp after seeing a need for college graduates to refine skills learned in the classroom for the workplace. “Even for college graduates in the U.S. it’s a challenge to adapt your mindset to...

19 Mar

Careers for Change Celebration

Save the Date for our first annual fundraising event When: Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 PM Where: Albertsons Headquarters, 250 East Parkcenter Blvd. Honoring: Global Talent Idaho Alumni and Faisal Shah, Idaho entrepreneur who emigrated to the U.S. as a child. Featuring International cuisine Hundreds of refugees and immigrants arrive in Idaho with advanced degrees and professional careers including engineers, doctors, nurses, teachers, accountants and scientists. They are often unfamiliar with the U.S. job market and face enormous barriers to employment in their field. They...

19 Mar

Employer Spotlight: Figure 8 Investment Strategies

Employer Spotlight: Figure 8 Investment Strategies Lisa Cooper, president of Figure 8 Investment Strategies, has always integrated a social component into her work. Sustainability, social impact, and corporate governance drive decisions at her Boise-based investment management firm and she actively hires and trains immigrants and refugees to lead her investment research. “In our industry there’s a lot of talk about the need for a new generation of investment professionals to match an increasingly diverse and globalized audience,” says Lisa. “My goal is...