The Workforce Matters Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning learning network hosted three guests to learn more about how apprenticeship and work-based learning are being deployed in North Carolina: Tony Marshall, President and CEO of Innovative Systems Group, is a North Carolina business leader who is using cybersecurity apprenticeships to build a skilled workforce, including onboarding veterans to his company; Allan Freyer, Director of Workers’ Rights at the North Carolina Justice Center, shared preliminary findings from new research that is applying a racial equity lens to an examination of North Carolina youth apprenticeship programs; and Pam Howze, Program Director for the National Fund for Workforce Solutions’ Apprenticeship Initiative and the former Statewide Director of Apprenticeship, Business, and Veterans Services for the North Carolina Department of Commerce/NC-Works, helped participants understand North Carolina’s apprenticeship landscape while also providing national context for our conversation. 

A recording of this conversation is now available in our Video Library.