Gerry Ghazi is founder of the Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC and has been its Board Chair and President since its creation in 2000. Mr. Ghazi is also a state/federal apprenticeship subject-matter expert on various US DOL OA contracts, including with Jobs For the Future and the INS Group. Mr. Ghazi has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas registered apprenticeships, corporate and academic universities/colleges, corporate education, instructional design, curriculum development, entrepreneurial leadership, corporate management and process redesign, business strategies, corporate and employment law, sales, information technology, and software engineering. Mr. Ghazi obtained his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law; his B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers State University, and his A.A.S. in Computer Science from County College of Morris in New Jersey.