J1 Advanced Professional Training
WWCE’s Advanced Professional Training Program helps businesses provide invaluable practical industry training opportunities to international university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Hosting an international intern/trainee provides a unique experience for career-orientated participants to immerse themselves in American culture, train in American methodologies, and create global connections by contributing their training and practices to their home country. Your company will equally benefit from the program by diversifying your workplace, fostering cultural awareness, and contributing to the next generation of leaders in your industry. WWCE has developed a strong network of experienced overseas affiliates that can recruit experienced and highly motivated applicants who can add a wealth of talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm to your property.
+ BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING J1s
•Diversified workplace – employers can be part of the public diplomacy movement aimed at introducing the young adults of other countries to the culture of the USA. In addition, the introduction of international employees can be a valuable supplement to ongoing workplace diversity initiatives. The experience will be beneficial to expanding all employee’s horizons in terms of cultural awareness, acceptance, and understanding.
The perfect candidates at the right time – our team identifies the periods when employers need help the most and will then recommend a program or a combination of programs to meet this demand. All of our participants have previous related work experience or education, so employers truly receive qualified help when they need it the most.
An eager, motivated and reliable workforce – our participants are both excited to work and willing to work as much time as needed by the business. This gives employers full flexibility with scheduling and workforce utilization.
Bi-lingual staff – while English speaking skills will vary on an individual basis, we conduct a thorough pre-screening to ensure that every participant has the ability to speak and understand English at a level suitable for the position they will be hired into. In addition, strategic hiring from countries that match the demographic of the employer’s guests and/or workers can be an innovative way to improve guest service levels. Many of our participants speak two or three languages; they can be an asset in high guest contact departments and assist in making guests from these same countries immediately feel at home.
Free recruitment – WWCE does not charge a fee to select the right candidates for employers.
+ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the J1 SWT program?
The State Department J-1 Intern/ Trainee Program is an Exchange Visitor Program designed to achieve the educational objectives of international and cultural exchange by involving young adults in the daily life of the host country through internship and training opportunities within US companies. It is vital that the participants return home to share their experiences, and encourage Americans to participate in the educational and cultural programs in other countries. Today's global markets require international work experience, and the value added by working in the USA is immeasurable to students from overseas.
What counties are participants recruited from?
Our participants come from more than 30 countries.
What can participants arrive?
Participants can arrive at any time during the year, with more arrivals available in June and February. Participants are legally authorized to work for a maximum of 18 months, or 12 months for the Hospitality Industry.
How many hours per week can participants work? What if a participant requests overtime?
Participants are guaranteed at least 32 hours per week. Overtime compensation laws differ in each state and these laws apply to our participants.
Do the employers have to provide housing?
Employers do not have to provide housing, but we ask that employers at least help employees arrange affordable housing in close proximity to the job site.WWCE also offers a program in which housing is found and mandated through the program, based on the employer’s individual needs.
How can I Employ J1s
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