Michael I. Callanan
Executive Director, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
The NJATC is the training arm of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. The NJATC develops curricula and training materials and provides overall support for approximately 300 apprenticeship programs in the US and Canada. Mr. Callanan is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and serves as the Chairman of the Building &038; Construction Trades Department’s (AFL-CIO) Standing Committee on Apprenticeship. Mr. Callanan completed the Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program with the IBEW Local Union 98 and the Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter of NECA Joint Apprenticeship Program in Philadelphia, PA in 1985. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from West Chester University, a M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University, and a Master’s in Executive Leadership from Georgetown University. In May 2013, Mr. Callanan will begin the George Washington University’s Executive Leadership Doctoral Program in Human and Organizational Learning.
CAO & Head of Business Development for NextGen Media Group, Inc.
Mr. Crawley is a high level manager, entrepreneur and community leader with more than 30 years of successful sales, business development and nonprofit experience. He was the founder, President and CEO of Think Global Technologies, which focused on multimedia software, hardware, production, training and staffing services. As one of the largest Authorized Training Centers for Macromedia and Adobe, Chris’ firm was significantly responsible for the growth and development of multimedia production talent in the Midwest. In addition, he has helped over ten thousand adult, young adult and youth job-seekers gain part-time and full-time career-enhancing employment through integrated education-employment curricula, probationary and apprenticeship employment, and economic development programs combining operational expansion and targeted job creation.
Partner at Covington & Burling
Senior strategist at APCO Worldwide
From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Eizenstat was President Jimmy Carter’s Chief Domestic Policy Adviser, and Executive Director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff. He was President Bill Clinton’s Deputy Secretary of the Treasury; Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs; and Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the International Trade Administration. He also served as United States Ambassador to the European Union from 1993 to 1996 and as co-chairman of the European-American Business Council (EABC). Mr. Eizenstat is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Panel Foundation and is on the boards of two major corporations.
Vice President for Workforce Development, Kansas Board of Regents
Dr. Flanders serves as Vice President for Workforce Development for the Kansas Board of Regents and provides executive leadership for the Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority. In this role, he is the State leader for issues involving the postsecondary education and training system in the development of an educated workforce that aligns with the needs of the Kansas economy. His scope of responsibility includes developing a policy agenda for postsecondary technical education, curriculum and program evaluation, system funding, benchmarks and accountability, and the management of federal initiatives. He is also a member of the Kansasworks State Workforce Board, and the state lead for the Accelerating Opportunities initiative that transforms the Adult Basic Education delivery system by providing a direct link to career technical education. Previously, he served as a liaison between the Kansas Department of Commerce and Kansas Board of Regents and was involved with building workforce capacity by linking Commerce workforce training incentive programs to community and technical colleges. Blake has also served as the State Director of the Workforce Investment Act programs and was the State lead for the One KC WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development) Initiative. Prior to his administrative experience, Blake was a member of the faculty at Butler County Community College serving as lead faculty for the agriculture program and academic advisor to students enrolled in the program. He also was the coordinator of the tech prep program negotiating articulation agreements between the college and area high schools.
Director of Training and Workforce Development for the Carpenters’ District Council of Greater St. Louis & Vicinity
Mr. Gaal currently serves on the St. Louis County and Missouri Workforce Investment Boards, the Board of Education at the St. Louis Construction Careers Center Charter High School and chairs the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Committee on Training & Education. John is the president-elect of the National Association for Skilled and Technical Sciences. He served on the U.S. DOL’s Federal Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship and was on the Board of Directors for SkillsUSA and the National Association for Career and Technical Education. He completed a union apprenticeship in carpentry over 30 years ago and has since earned a BA, MA, and a doctorate in organizational leadership. Dr. Gaal has authored several articles on domestic and international workforce development issues.
Stephen F. Hamilton
Professor of Human Development
Associate Director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research
Mr. Hamilton’s research on adolescent development and education emphasizes the interaction of school, community, and work during the transition to adulthood, especially in the contexts of work experience, experiential learning, community service, and mentoring relationships. His book, Apprenticeship for Adulthood: Preparing Youth for the Future (1990), a product of a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship in Germany, helped guide the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994, as did the youth apprenticeship demonstration project that he and Mary Agnes Hamilton directed.
Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute
Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families
Mr. Haskins is also a Senior Consultant at the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Senior Editor of The Future of Children. Dr. Haskins played a critical role in shaping welfare reform while serving as Majority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives. His books include Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law (2006) and the co-author with Isabel Sawhill of Creating an Opportunity Society (2009) and Getting Ahead or Losing Ground: Economic Mobility in America (Pew, 2008).
Diane Auer Jones
Vice President for External and Regulatory Affairs for Career Education Corporation
President of the Career Education Scholarship Fund
Prior to joining CEC, Ms. Jones served in several public policy roles including Program Director at the National Science Foundation, Professional Staffer and Acting Staff Director for the Research Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, the Deputy to the Associated Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and most recently, Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Diane was also a biology professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and Director of Government Affairs at Princeton University.
Joseph T. Jones, Jr.
Founder and President of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF)
CFUF is a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by helping increase the earnings of both parents and by helping men fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed Men’s Services for the Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. Mr. Jones is a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programs. He has received numerous awards, including the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Leadership Award and the White House Champion of Change Award. He currently serves on President Obama’s Taskforce on Fatherhood and Healthy Families and the boards of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore, the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, and the National Fatherhood Leaders Group. He advised on fatherhood issues for Vice President Al Gore and on Laura Bush’s Helping America’s Youth initiative.
President of STEAG Energy Services, LLC.
STEAG Energy Services is the engineering, consulting and technology division of Germany’s fifth largest power producer. STEAG has more than twenty years of operator experience in SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and FGD (Flue Gas Desulfurization) technologies. Mr. Hartenstein is responsible for overseeing all corporate activities involving SCR Operations and Maintenance, optimization (including year-round operations), catalyst management programs, catalyst cleaning and regenerating, mercury control technologies and large particle ash screens. Hans has worked in the air pollution control industry in both Germany and the United States since 1987. He has a Masters of Mechanical Engineering Degree from Stuttgart University, pursued a M.A. Degree in Environmental Engineering in air pollution at the University of Florida; and earned his MBA from the University of Toronto.
F. Ray Marshall
Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin
Former Secretary of Labor (1977 – 1980)
Dr. Marshall has played an active role for many decades in efforts to improve the skills and earnings of American workers, to reduce racial discrimination, and to strengthen the American economy. While Secretary of Labor, Dr. Marshall played a significant role in expanding employment and training programs, creating the Mine Safety and Health Administration and strengthening federal equal employment opportunity programs. Among Dr. Marshall’s many publications on apprenticeship and workplace skills are his co-authored books, The Negro and Apprenticeship (1967) and Thinking for A Living: Education and the Wealth of Nations (1993).
Past President of OMEX Development
OMEX Development is a successful small construction company specializing in energy-efficient housing and rehabilitation of apartment complexes. He consults on “green” home building and on water filtration and re-use for the oil and gas industry. Mr. Morrison has over 38 years of construction experience; in outside construction and management; in installation, maintenance and repair of H/VAC, plumbing, refrigeration and other mechanical systems; and in “green” interior building systems and LED lighting. As a certified Master Instructor with the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), he has instituted accredited construction training and soft skills programs in conjunction with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland to train welfare recipients, dislocated workers, ex-offenders and other groups that are hard to place in the construction field.
Co-founder, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future
Ms. Pennington has a longstanding involvement in apprenticeship issues. She is the co-founder, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit organization that helps state and national organizations understand education and skill requirements and develop policies to help workers gain the skills they need to achieve rewarding careers. Hilary played an important role in generating support for the School-to-Work Opportunities Act of 1994. In recognition for her work as director for U.S. education–postsecondary success and special initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she received the Harry S. Truman Award from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) at the association’s 2013 convention.
Professor at the University of Bremen (Germany)
Former director of the Institute for Technology and Education
Dr. Rauner is one of the foremost experts on apprenticeship in the world. He is co-founder and former director of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP). Not only has Dr. Rauner written and edited scores of books dealing with apprenticeship and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), he has trained many graduate students who have developed apprenticeship programs and systems in other countries and has worked with businesses, worker organizations, and governments to structure high quality apprenticeship programs. Dr. Rauner is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) and Tongji University, Chairman of international research networks and editor of the Handbook of TVET Research.
Professor of Sociology, Education, and Social Policy at Northwestern University
Dr. Rosenbaum is one of the foremost experts on apprenticeship in the world. He is co-founder and former director of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP). Not only has Dr. Rauner written and edited scores of books dealing with apprenticeship and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), but he has trained graduate students who went on to develop apprenticeship programs and systems in other countries. He has also worked with businesses, worker organizations, and governments to structure high quality apprenticeship programs. Dr. Rauner is Advisory Professor at the East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) and Tongji University, Chairman of international research networks and editor of the Handbook of TVET Research.
Director of Business Solutions–Innovista at the University of South Carolina
Ms. Stieritz’ responsibilities include recruiting high-tech businesses to the Midlands and serving as the liaison between USC researchers and the business community. In her former position as vice president for economic development and workforce competitiveness, she played a critical role in creating and leading Apprenticeship Carolina, a program that generated a 10-fold increase in registered apprentices in South Carolina.
Professor of Vocational Education at the University of London
Deputy Director of the ESRC-funded LLAKES Research Centre at the Institute of Education, University of London
Editor of Journal of Vocational Education and Training
Ms. Unwin is an expert on apprenticeship programs worldwide, with a particular specialty on programs in the United Kingdom, and has published widely on this subject. She has taught in further education colleges and adult community education and held academic posts at the Open University and University of Sheffield. From 2003-2006, she was Director of the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the University of Leicester. Lorna is an adviser to the OECD, Cedefop, and the European Training Foundation and a Member of the UK Commission on Employment and Skills. Among her recent publications are, “Change and continuity in apprenticeship: the resilience of a model of learning,” that appeared in 2009 in the Journal of Education and Work and Improving Working for Learning (Rutledge Press, 2009).
William J. Wilson
Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University
Dr. Wilson has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Education and the Institute of Medicine. He is past President of the American Sociological Association, and is a MacArthur Prize Fellow. In 1998 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. His books include Power, Racism and Privilege (1973), The Declining Significance of Race (1978), The Truly Disadvantaged (1987), When Work Disappears (1996), The Bridge over the Racial Divide (1999), There Goes the Neighborhood (2006, co-author), Good Kids from Bad Neighborhoods (2006, co-author), and, most recently, More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (2009). Professor Wilson previously served as Chair of the Board of The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and of the Russell Sage Foundation. He has long supported active efforts to improve work outcomes, including expanded apprenticeship.
C.E.O. at the Institute for Workplace Skills & Innovation
Nicholas Wyman is a workforce development and apprenticeship expert, author, speaker, and CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation. Nicholas is a leader in developing skills-building and mentorship programs that close the gap between education and careers. Nicholas is a Winston-Churchill Memorial Fellow and has completed research on school to work transition and social status of skilled careers encompassing Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands and the UK, while comparing and contrasting to factors in the USA and Australia. His book JOB U is a practical guide exploring affordable and unconventional pathways to building a rewarding career without a traditional university degree.
Founding director of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA Bonn)
Full Professor of Economics at Bonn University
Honorary Professor of Economics at the Free University of Berlin
Honorary Professor at the Renmin University of China
Dr. Zimmermann is a member of the German Academy of Sciences and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Migration. Dr. Zimmermann’s leadership built IZA into a leading force in labor economics worldwide, with a network of over 1,200 economists spanning 45 countries. He is a prolific researcher, having been author or editor of 45 books and over 115 papers in refereed research journals and 130 chapters in collected volumes. He is widely known for his work on international migration and recently co-authored “Youth Unemployment and Vocational Training.” Dr. Zimmermann played a central role in promoting active labor market policies, which have proved effective in reforming German transfer programs and labor markets.