We are excited to announce that Josh Laney, Director of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship, has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the National Association of State and Territorial Directors (NASTAD).

NASTAD is an organization comprised of State Apprenticeship Agency Directors from 31 states that facilitates the development of high-quality Registered Apprenticeship (RA) programs in our states and territories as a solution to the overwhelming demand for highly skilled workers.  Collectively, they administer programs for more than half of the Registered Apprentices throughout the United States and are committed to continuing alignment and partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship (USDOL/OA).

“Registered Apprenticeship programs have proven successful in meeting the needs of both employer and apprentice, from supplying a talent pipeline to the employer while assisting in the recruitment, education, and retention of apprentices.  I look forward to serving on the Executive Board of NASTAD to continue to advance apprenticeship opportunities to help fill middle and high-skilled jobs in Alabama and increase apprenticeship awareness nationwide,” said Josh Laney.