Late in 2018, a diverse group of companies, community and educators met to cement a partnership that would bring high-quality career pathways — apprenticeships — to southeastern Kentucky’s Appalachian region. The Kentucky Advanced Technical College High, which was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, combined technical instruction with paid, on-the-job training under a skilled mentor. The goal was to help students in the region move smoothly from high school to postsecondary education and employment. Kentucky Appalachia has been affected drastically by the loss … [Read More...] about ‘Promising career pathways in Appalachia’ – ACTE Online
Navigating the Worlk of Work
The Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation America
The Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation America (IWSI America) collaborates with governments, non-profits and enterprising businesses to address dynamic workforce needs. IWSI America's initiatives include programs and partnerships that lead to meaningful and sustainable workplace impact for community, countries and companies across the world..
Strategic talent development: a skilled, agile, and diverse workforce
Our visionary CEO, Nick Wyman,
IWSI America collaborates with enterprising businesses, nonprofits, and governments on growing pipelines of top-notch talent to meet dynamic workforce needs. Our partnerships increase financial performance and produce meaningful economic impact for the community and beyond.
has been doing this for 30 years
Nick and his team make it happenThe IWSI America team works with more than 750 people, 300 employer partners and 15,500 apprentices in 40 occupations.
A jobs revolution is upon us
we need to throw out models that no longer work. We must abandon old assumptions and embrace new ways of
thinking - including what a successful educational and career path look like. All it takes is a shift in thinking.
ONE OF A KIND
IWSI America is constantly rebooting its methods for fulfilling your talent needs in high demand industries like information technology, 3-D printing, computer programming, automotive, logistics, and high-tech manufacturing.
BLAZING THE TRAIL
Your company has a vision and long-term goals. IWSI America is expert at taking you there. Our talent development models produce leading-edge strategies and solutions aimed at building pipelines of skilled workers.
With dynamic companies leading the way, we help local talent and whole communities embrace and leverage automation and big data to become highly productive and relevant in the modern workplace. IWSI America’s solutions are high impact.
No Formulas HereWhile we have loads of experience and a track record
packed with substance, our approach is elastic.
Employers' needs evolve.
IWSI America evolves along side you
Practical strategies backed by timely research
IWSI America informs its extensive practice in skilling up workforce and local economies with
a significant body of research, analysis, and education policy consulting.
We are guided by, and deeply aware of, what works and doesn’t work in talent development.
Nick Wyman is a globally respected speaker and author of a myriad of publications
on applying real-world solutions to challenges companies and communities
face in closing the skills gap. Our international team knows
who is doing what and where around the world.
Information sharing and collaboration are at our core