Roy Swift, Ph.D., executive director of Workcredan American National Standards Institute (ANSI) affiliate, will join a cross-leadership committee that will collaborate to spread awareness about apprenticeship programs, as part of the recently launched Apprenticeship Powered by Industry (API) initiative.
Established by Maher & Maher, a human resource consulting and organizational development company, and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the initiative is a nationwide effort to scale the proven model of apprenticeship through registered apprenticeship programs and industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.
Dr. Swift will join leaders from other prominent organizations driving workforce solutions for employers across various sectors in the economy. He will share his insights as an advocate for the values associated with quality workforce credentialing in the U.S. marketplace. Along with Workcred staff, he frequently speaks throughout the U.S. in support of a competency-driven workforce credentialing ecosystem.
The committee members (read more on the API blog) will support the API's goals by:
"I'm very pleased to join this esteemed committee to help strengthen the expansion of apprenticeships and to accelerate efforts that highlight the value of credentialing across major sectors of the U.S. economy," said Dr. Swift.
Formed in 2014, Workcred's mission is to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, ensuring its ongoing relevance, and preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use it effectively. Its vision is a labor market that relies on the relevance, quality, and value of workforce credentials for opportunities, growth, and development.