Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Apprenti is a registered apprenticeship program powered by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Apprenti trains future tech workers with an emphasis on underrepresented groups including women, minorities and veterans. Apprenti is an industry recognized, state and federally accredited program. Apprentices receive three to five months of immersive, full-time, industry recognized training before beginning one-year of paid on-the-job training with one of the program’s hiring partners. For more program information please visit www.ApprentiCareers.org.

The role of State Program Manager is new and will be instrumental in our successful expansion into the state of Ohio. While based in Columbus, Ohio, the State Program Manager will be responsible for the output of the entire state and liaise and communicate with Cleveland, Cincinnati and other regional locales as needed. The role performs a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Program Management (approximately 20%– lower to start)

  • Coordinate with Apprenti Washington on the planning and delivery of registered apprenticeship and related activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization and the funded grant
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Ensure consistent and high-quality delivery of Apprenti program across Ohio
  • Liaise with partners and the State to ensure the effective program delivery as needed
  • Manage a budget and operating plan to support the program and achieve desired outcomes
  • Identify local and regional financial support for the program to ensure the continuous delivery & sustainability of services

Employer Identification & Recruitment (approximately 40%–higher to start)

  • Identify and cultivate Ohio corporate hiring partners for the purpose of securing apprentice head count. High level account management with support services provided by Apprenti Washington
  • Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant legislation and professional standards
  • Adhere with record keeping requirements and follow the confidentiality/privacy policy of the organization
  • Outreach and deliver presentations on behalf of the program to recruit participants and employers and to generate awareness and

Apprentice Recruitment and Management (approximately 40%–lower to start)

  • Liaise with community-based organizations, colleges and workforce training providers to recruit high potential candidates with focus on target populations
  • Screen and interview candidates for placement in the apprenticeship program
  • Oversee training of apprentices and ensure delivery of training meets program goals
  • Monitor employer and apprentice satisfaction through 2, 5, and 10-month surveys; compile data and reports for Apprenti Washington
  • Register apprentices in state apprenticeship databases
  • Other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • BA or equivalent relevant experience
    • MBA preferred
  • 5- 7 years of experience with 3 years in a program management role
  • Demonstrated success in business development and key account management with comfort presenting to senior level technology professionals about program
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders including government, education and private sector
  • Proficient using technology as a management reporting tool and experience working with information technology systems
  • Experience working with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to, and passion for, working in a mission driven organization
  • Experience working with military and diverse populations, accelerated learning platforms and/or education or apprenticeship programs

Operational Excellence:

  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients
  • Excel at clear communication with complexity of countrywide initiative, multi-market stake holders and a remote role
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the


Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits are offered.


Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing interest to apprenti@washingtontechnology.org


About the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) Workforce Institute:

The WTIA Workforce Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to drive workforce initiatives to assist under represented communities seeking to enter the technology industry. The Institute has partnered with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), Washington state’s unifying voice for the technology community, and the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to operate Apprenti, a technology training and registered apprenticeship program.

The WTIA Workforce Institute is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to apprenti@washingtontechnology.org