Wednesday, January 13, 2021

International students accuse Western Iowa Tech Community College of forced labor

One of the most valuable aspects of studying as an international student in U.S.A. institutions is job training and experience. Most international students rely on visa permits that offer job training after completing their degrees but some look to opportunities to work while they are studying. International students at Western Iowa Tech Community College have alleged that jobs offered to them amount to forced labor and human trafficking. Such a charge raises questions for all institutions of higher education - How is work viewed in relation to education and what efforts are taken to make sure that workforce experience and understanding are purposeful and integrated in the learning process?

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