YSU Workforce Accelerator Kickoff Draws National Employers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Re-establishing the role of apprenticeships in business is essential if America is to close the widening gap for in-demand skilled technology workers, say experts in the field.

On Tuesday, Jennifer Oddo, program manager apprenticeships initiative for IBM, presented Youngstown State University’s IT Workforce Accelerator Design Workshop to 40 business representatives from small shops to large corporations.

IBM and YSU first announced the partnership in November 2019. The accelerator will provide preapprenticeship training and apprenticeship enablement so local companies can train and prepare students and local workforce for high-tech jobs.

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Written by Lisa Solley.

Originally published February 5, 2020.

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