“I had a great experience at the Institute, and they gave me confidence in my abilities,” Asma said. With a laugh and a smile, she added: “I think they helped me so much. I recommend that all immigrants go through the program at the Institute because even if they don’t realize it, they need help and support.” Asma demonstrated her language abilities during a recent lecture event at the IINE-Boston site office, where she participated in a dialogue about integrating immigrants into the workforce.
While she’s only worked at Boston Medical Center for a short time, Asma continues to plan for the future.“I want to become a nurses’ assistant, and then maybe pursue something completely different,” she said. “I have a lot of dreams, and thanks to the Institute I have the skills and confidence to pursue them.”
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