The IWSI America team is highly experienced in all facets of skills development, having honed and developed their expertise across various industry sectors throughout the world.
Nicholas Wyman is a workforce development and apprenticeship expert, speaker, and author who has fostered a workforce development model that uses mentoring to shape the thinking, attitude, abilities, and skills of people as they make the transition from school to work.
Nicholas applies real-world solutions to the challenges companies face in finding skilled employees.
A Winston-Churchill Memorial Fellow, Nicholas has completed in-depth research into school-to-work transitions and skilled careers. Nicholas is on the Advisory Board of the American Institute of Innovative Apprenticeship.
Andrew Sezonov has over 18 years of expertise in Human Resources; including facilitation of employment and training outcomes in various industry areas. Andrew has facilitated many programs relating to Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) at a variety of levels, from entry level to senior staff. Having qualifications in both the Business and Occupational Safety sectors, Andrew has delivered quality training that is industry specific and fully transferable. Andrew is passionate about skilling up the next generation of trades people and ensuring apprenticeships and internships, specifically, are seen as viable and attainable pathways.
Ervin Dimeny is a leading United States advocate for the expansion of apprenticeship programs, and was an editor and contributor to ‘Skilling Up: The Scope of Modern Apprenticeship’, a major anthology published in partnership with the Urban Institute (Washington DC) in 2019.
As a Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Labor Cabinet, Ervin conceived and led multiple initiatives to expand the scope and scale of civil service apprenticeships and traineeships. Ervin manages world leading apprenticeship models that play a central role in resolving future workforce acquisition and retention challenges.
Simon Whatmore is an experienced policy and management consultant with broad project and functional management expertise. He has extensive experience consulting to government departments and agencies across strategic analysis, change management, organizational design, program management, and evaluation projects. Simon’s strong conceptual and analytical skills, public policy knowledge, understanding of governmental process, and ability to build rapport and collaborate with a diverse array of stakeholders enables him to bring the best out of private and public sector relationships.
Reuben collaborates with organizations, creating fresh, or invigorating existing – visual identity. Reuben works with a wide range of talented creatives, bringing into focus the benefits of an apprenticeship pathway to both employer and individual.