Stage 1 review panelists scored submissions according to the Stage 1 selection criteria. They selected finalists to progress to Stage 2. The review panel, named below, included experts in pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, adult education, workforce development, and social services.

The full list of Stage 2 review panelists and judges will be published soon.

  • Bishara Addison, Senior Manager, Policy & Strategic Initiatives, Towards Employment
  • Christine Carpenter, Vice President of Engagement, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Daniel Bustillo, Executive Director, Healthcare Career Advancement Program
  • Dayanna Torres, Director of Community Solutions, Jobs First NYC
  • Deborah Kobes, Senior Director, Jobs for the Future
  • Eli Dvorkin, Editorial and Policy Director, Center for an Urban Future
  • Erik Antokal, Assistant Vice President, Programs, Nontraditional Employment for Women
  • Erin Johanson, Research Director, Jobs with Justice
  • Frieda Molina, Deputy Director, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area, MDRC
  • Gina Wells, Senior Analyst, Maher & Maher
  • Jason Simon, Director, Advancement Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative
  • Jon Chan, Engineering Manager, Stack Overflow
  • Joshua Modlin, Director, Earn and Learn California Apprenticeship Initiative
  • Katie Spiker, Director of Government Affairs, National Skills Coalition
  • Kelly Kupack, Executive Director, Oregon Tradeswomen
  • Lark Jackson, Gender Equity Center Program Manager, National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship & Employment
  • Lauren Andersen, Executive Director, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline
  • Laurie Kierstead-Joseph, Workforce Development Chair, Coalition on Adult Basic Education 
  • Molly Bashay, Senior Policy Analyst, Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development, The Center for Law and Social Policy
  • Myriam Sullivan, Director, Center for Apprenticeship and Work Based Learning, Jobs for the Future
  • Ruth Mazara, Director, Women in Construction, Moore Community House Women in Construction Program
  • Shakari Fraser, Senior Manager, Earn and Learn, Tulane University
  • Tiffany Thompson, Construction Career Pathways Program Manager, Metro
  • Tony Davis, Senior Director, Workforce Initiatives, The Manufacturing Institute
  • TreyMichael Reid, Business Development Manager, The Hope Program