Pre-Apprenticeship Action Lab

National Governors Association, in partnership with Education Strategy Group, and thanks to support from the Siemens Foundation, hosted its fourth in a series of Action Labs as part of its State Equitable Recovery Coalition. This particular Action Lab focused on state strategies for increasing quality pre-apprenticeships, which can help build basic math, literacy, or other skills needed to succeed in an apprenticeship program.


  • Megan Baird, Deputy Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Joshua Johnson, Director, Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship, JFF
  • Dr. Amy Firestone, Vice President, Apprenticeship Carolina
  • Dr. Norman Ruano, Illinois Works Officer/Deputy Director, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

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