Professional Residency, Leadership Development & Cultural Exchange Program for Ag Professionals from TCTS Global LLC
 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Professional Residency, Leadership Development and Cultural Exchange Program benefit our operation?

Since its beginnings in 2011, the Professional Residency, Leadership Development and Cultural Exchange Program from TCTS Global, has provided the American Ag producer with qualified, highly educated talent to staff their daily operations. Through the program, there are also opportunities to have the participant complete specific projects to positively impact the employer’s operation. The program is designed to provide both the sponsoring employer and the participant, the opportunity to experience professional agricultural exchange. As participants learn the American agriculture production system, learn about the culture of the USA, improve their language skills, and equip themselves with the knowledge and experience gained, they will add value to their industry and profession when they go back to their country of origin.

How does the Program work?

The program utilizes temporary work visas available through the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to bring professionals from Mexico to the United States on a professional capacity. TCTS Global will search, select and screen candidates suitable for the program and at the employer’s request, will make a job offer to the candidate on behalf of the sponsoring employer. The program lasts for three (3) years and is 100% legal. The participant's eligibility to work in the U.S. is authorized and approved by the U.S. Government.

What are the benefits and objectives of the Program?

The program exists to provide both the sponsoring employer and the participant with tangible benefits that require the commitment of both the employer and the participant in following guidelines to ensure the program’s success.

For the Sponsoring Employer:

  • Provides the employer with highly qualified, educated professional talent to staff their daily operations

  • Provides employers with a steady flow of talent at a predetermined budget that allows for planning and consistency

  • Provides the opportunity to have the participant develop projects as part of their training and professional development that will positively impact the employer’s operations.

  • Provides for the opportunity to learn about the culture of the participant’s country of origin and to make long lasting international friendships that expands their network

For the Participant:

  • Provides participants the “hands on“ opportunity to learn the American production system

  • Allows participants opportunities to learn about U.S. culture.

  • Provides participants with resources and opportunities to improve their language skills

  • Challenges the participant to add value to their industry and profession as they go back to their home country

 

How long does the Program last?

The program lasts for three (3) years with the expectation that the participant will provide uninterrupted services throughout the 3-year period. Under current NAFTA guidelines, visas are granted for up to 3-year periods. However, there is always the possibility that the visa may be granted for a 1-year period. In this case, renewal of the visa for the additional year would be done while the participant is in the USA. There are no contracts, only an agreement among the parties involved. There is an employer-employee “at will” relationship.

 

 

What is the profile of the participants selected?

Candidates are agronomists, animal scientists, veterinarians, and agricultural professionals with a 5 year college degree; some with specializations in specific fields. All highly educated, some with experience (depending on the profile desired and availability), willing to get their hands dirty and get things done. All in exchange for the opportunity to come to the USA to learn the American production system learn the culture; improve their language skills, so that when they go  back to Mexico, they will add value to their industry and their profession. The success of our program is directly related to the transparency of the process and the participants understanding the expectations of the particular position.

 

What is required of participants to be accepted into the Program?

  • Be between 23 and 45 years of age, and in good physical condition

  • Have a 5 year degree in an Agricultural related science from a nationally recognized Mexican university

  • Their willingness to commit to a three (3) year agreement with employer as long as all parties are willing to continue the program relationship

  • Be able to communicate in English. Have a comprehension level high enough to understand oral instructions.

  • Be willing to work on a project that will add value to the employer’s operation. Projects to be decided together with employer

  • Possess a valid passport

  • Possess a valid driver's license in their own country

  • Complete an application form, including three letters of reference

  • Commit to complete 150 assignments and evaluations of their development during the program

  • Commit to volunteering work of their choice

  • Commit to honest, open communication with all involved in the program

  • Participate in online meetings, trainings, and coaching sessions as requested

  • Participate in a one-day program orientation upon arrival in the United States.

 

 

What is required of employers to join the Program?

  • Be willing to participate actively in the candidate’s professional development, by following a training and development plan for the participant. A sincere desire to help develop talent is a must

  • Willing to commit to a three (3) year agreement with participant as long as all parties are willing to continue the work relationship

  • Be able to provide furnished housing with basic utilities (includes internet) for participant during program

  • Be willing to allow participant to work on a project that will add value to the employer’s operation. Projects to be decided together with participant

  • Complete an application form

  • Be able to provide reasonable access to transportation during the first 6 months of program

  • Be able to pay participant’s wages and program fees through direct deposits

  • Commit to honest, open communication with all involved in the program.

  • Be available for quarterly visits from TCTS Global staff

 

 

What areas of interest do participants have?

At this time, TCTS Global has candidates interested in Swine, Dairy, Beef, Poultry, Crops, and in the Food Processing industries.

 

What will happen if the participant does not meet expectations?

If a participant is not meeting expectations as agreed in mutually set goals and objectives, employer can terminate agreement at any time and for any reason. It is also understood that either the participant or TCTS Global LLC can terminate the agreement, at any time, for any reason.

 

 

For any other questions or more information about the services offered by TCTS Global LLC and how we can help your company meet the challenges and opportunities Latino Talent can offer, please call us directly at 712-240-0624 or email us at info@tctsglobal.net