Success Stories

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Success Stories

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  1. Iraqi Who Risked His Life to Help the U.S. Air Force, Now Empowering Entrepreneurs in Idaho
    Donated: $0.00
    After being called back to Iraq for an assignment with the U.S. Air Force, Ali Mustafa returned to the U.S., this time to Boise, where the Department of Labor introduced him to GTI.
  2. Finding Her Way Back to a Career She Loves
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    Dalia Irigoyen's hard work, determination and training paid off and she is now an HR Generalist, supporting the HR functions for a workforce of approximately 130 employees at GTI’s parent organization, Jannus.
  3. Turning Unique Perspective into Positive Impact
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    Tom Ndayishimiye has a unique perspective and strong capacity for helping local refugee students as they maneuver through the frustrations of adapting to a new and confusing culture.
  4. Focused Forward
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    Nameer Al Rubaye is no stranger to dangerous situations – he has catalogued many in the course of his work as a cinematographer filming live in conflict zones and photographing war related events in his home country, Iraq.
  5. It Starts with a Dream!
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    Aleksandr Burakov's dream of coming to the USA and to Idaho included finding a job in IT so that he could continue his career path and what he loved.
  6. Burmese Refugee Starts Boise Computer Lab
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    Richard Naing, a Burmese IT professional, civil engineer, and Global Talent Idaho alumnus, authored the below piece about his incredible experience.
  7. Neal Naser Engineers His Future with Assistance from Global Talent Idaho
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    Neal Naser is a Mechanical Engineer from Iraq where he worked for the Iraq Ministry of Trade, designing HVAC installation and maintenance programs for private industry.
  8. From Baghdad to Boise: Iraqi Software Technician Returns to IT Career at Boise State University
    Donated: $0.00
    “I must have gone to at least four or five mock interviews,” which Mudhafar Poules claims helped to prepare him for the interview which led to his position as an IT specialist at BSU.
  9. A Pharmacist’s Journey to Reclaim Her Career After Relocation to Boise
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    GTI helped Rasha Al Zaidi realize the value of her work experience and taught her how to reflect that value on her resume.
  10. Iraqi Engineer in The Right Place at The Right Time
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    Luma Al Naserawi had been a professor of mechanical engineering at Baghdad University for 12 years when the security situation rapidly deteriorated and her husband and family began to receive threats.
  11. Iraqi Video Editor Continues Passion Working With Local News Channel
    Donated: $0.00
    "Most fellow refugees said that it was impossible to get a job, and I was convinced by this.” Ali Al Saedi's story changed as he describes finding GTI as finding hope.
  12. Syrian Refugee Hopes to Inspire Fellow Newcomers Launching Career as Resettlement Case Manager
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    In November 2014, Asmaa Albukaie and her two teenage sons were amongst the first Syrians to be resettled in Boise.
  13. A Relationship That Created an Opportunity of a Lifetime
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    Ghassan Widad Falih worked for the U.S. Army for three years at the Baghdad airport where he did maintenance on SUVs and other Army vehicles.
  14. A Chance Encounter: How Orlando Reclaimed His Career in the U.S.
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    Orlando Silva is a computer systems engineer from Diriamba, Nicaragua, where he owned and operated a computer repair and maintenance company and worked as the systems administrator at an Internet café.
  15. Information to Transform Dreams Into Reality
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    Raised in an Iraqi family of educators, the importance of independent thinking was instilled in Malak Al Fatal from childhood.
  16. Gaining a New Perspective
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    Coming to Boise with his wife and three children in March 2015, Mohammed Al Charakh left behind a “beautiful life” and successful career as a laboratory owner and veterinarian in Baghdad.
  17. A Finance Professional Makes an Investment in Her Future
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    Serpil Rawson left Turkey as a successful, educated financial professional and arrived in Boise knowing nobody, with the exception of her husband, and with little credibility as someone who was employable.