Work, Training, or Both?

Work, Training, or Both?

How the J-1 visa program can help train your foreign automotive talent in the U.S.

GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Work, Training, or Both? How the J-1 Visa Program Can Help Train Your Foreign Automotive Talent in the U.S.” features Gennady Babankov, a manager of the SHRM Exchange Visitor (J-1) Program. SHRM is the Society for Human Resource Management. He oversees two private sector exchange programs for foreign trainees and interns and helps develop, implement, and promote SHRM benefits portfolio for global mobility and immigration members. Prior to joining SHRM in 2019, he managed several education and training programs sponsored by the federal government, including the Flagship Overseas Language Program (U.S. Department of Defense), Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program (U.S. Department of State), and the Open World Program (Library of Congress).

In this 19-minute audio interview, Babankov discusses these questions:

  • You propose to launch this program under the umbrella of the J-1 Visa Program, but what is the J-1 Visa Program?
  • Please tell us more about the program eligibility requirements.
  • Many of our members/clients/partners are familiar with visas such as H1B or L1 that have been traditionally used to support corporate training and rotation programs. How is J-1 visa different?
  • What is required of a host company?
  • In what ways do host companies benefit from the participation in the J-1 Visa Program?
  • You made it look so easy. Are there any program-related and post-program restrictions?

Click here to listen to the audio interview.

About Gennady Babankov, J.D.

Gennady Babankov is a Manager of SHRM Exchange Visitor (J-1) Program. Babankov oversees two private sector exchange programs for foreign trainees and interns and helps develop, implement, and promote SHRM benefits portfolio for global mobility and immigration members.

Babankov has more than 20 years of experience building and managing global education and training programs for students and professionals. He has experience in teacher training, study abroad, cross-cultural training, and language acquisition, and has directed field operations in Russia, Central Asia, Middle East, and the Caucasus. 

Prior to joining SHRM in 2019, Babankov managed several education and training programs sponsored by the federal government, including the Flagship Overseas Language Program (U.S. Department of Defense), Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program (U.S. Department of State), and the Open World Program (Library of Congress). 

Babankov earned his J.D. degree from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University, and a bachelor’s degree from the Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. 

Babankov has lived in the United States since 1994 and currently resides in Fairfax, VA.

You May Also Like

BASF Exhibiting at The Battery Show Europe 2024

The company will present its range of products targeted to enable advancements of battery technologies and future automotive mobility.

BASF-Exhibiting-at-The-Battery-Show-Europe-2024

BASF announced it will be showcasing its power solutions at The Battery Show Europe 2024, Europe’s largest industry event that brings together the battery and electric vehicle (EV) community, in Stuttgart, Germany, June 18-20.

BASF said it will be presenting its range of products "targeted to enable advancements of battery technologies and future automotive mobility," at booth 10-C110.

WAI Releases 116 New Part Numbers

The new part numbers include starters, alternators, wiper motors, sensors, and transfer case motors.

WAI Announces 116 New Part Numbers
The Digitalization of Mexico’s Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Ibarra discusses the future trends in the digitalization of the automotive industry in Mexico, and how companies should prepare for them.

The-Digitalization-of-Mexicos-Automotive-Manufacturing-Industry
Martinrea Invests $35 Million to Expand Ontario Facility

The company said the new addition will house a new SIMPAC 3000 metric ton stamping press.

Polestar Integrates Renewable Fuels for Ocean Freight

The company is reducing supply chain emissions by integrating renewable fuels on its ocean freight routes, which account for around 75% of its total transportation emissions.

Polestar-Integrates-Renewable-Fuels-for-Ocean-Freight

Other Posts

MEMA to Host International Supply Chain Webinar

The content of the webinar will be beneficial to operations, logistics and purchasing teams, the organizations said.

Gemini-Shippers_MEMA-webinar
Iveco, Foton Announce Joint Exploration Project

The two companies will look into future synergies in the areas of electric vehicles and components.

Hyundai Motor, Iveco Group Partner on Electric H-D Trucks
Andreas Nix Takes Over as COO of ZKW Group

Nix replaces Stefan Hornvuis, who left the company for personal reasons.

https://www.aftermarketnews.com/zkw-named-headlamp-supplier-for-the-bmw-xm/
Distressed German Companies: Creating M&A Opportunities

Hertzog discusses how to create opportunities with exceptional values when acquiring the operations of a distressed company in Germany.

Phil-Hertzog-Distressed-German-Companies