Conference aims to ease refugee return to work

EAST LANSING, MI – Michigan State University is hosting a conference meant to help refugees find jobs within their professions in the U.S.

The three-day gathering starts today. It will include federal and state officials, resettlement agencies, professional training groups, higher education administrators and refugees themselves.

The summit will address issues of recertifying and training refugees including doctors, nurses, teachers and engineers.

Topics of discussion will include state-nonprofit partnerships, recertification regulations and "soft skills" training for refugees.