Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeships

THURSDAY 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM | Work-Based Learning – Terrace Room

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) is a multi-year, collaborative initiative that will support the success of efforts in states and cities to expand access to high-quality apprenticeships for high school-age youth. Expanding youth apprenticeship is a strategy for building a more inclusive economy by connecting the learning needs of students with the talent needs of industry. This workshop will also feature the North Carolina Justice Center and Guilford Apprenticeship Partners who will share their success in increasing racial equity in youth apprenticeships.


  • Taylor White, New America (Moderator)
  • Meridith Berger, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Allan Freyer, NC Justice Center
  • Tammy Simmons, Machine Specialties Inc.