Fred Fontaine

Chair of Electrical Engineering

Immigrant Engineer Retraining Program

Through the Immigrant Engineer Retraining Program, Bnai Zion and The Cooper Union help immigrant engineers and scientists maintain self-reliance and economic independence through productive employment.  The mission of our Retraining Program is to offer participants the opportunity to update their skills and work in their chosen fields by offering them professional courses and job placement assistance.  The program is free of charge.

Since the inception of the program, the Immigrant Engineer Retraining Program has taught over 3,500 students and placed approximately 1,900 of them in jobs.  We are supported by a number of philanthropic organizations.

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Director:  Fred L. Fontaine