About Us

Today, there is a fundamental gap between the skills that employers rely upon in their employees and the skills that job seekers possess. Apprenticeship America bridges that gap by building custom apprenticeship programs that provide your business with a platform to attract, train, and retain your employees. Our company leverages state funding to provide your business with a reimbursable budget of up to $25,000 to build a custom Apprenticeship program. We design these programs to identify the right type of person for your business, equip them with the skills your business needs, and save you time and money with every new hire.  We make it our business to ensure your business has the right people every time.

We equip high potential individuals with the skills they need and connect them to earning opportunities in their community 

WHY

To break negative cycles.

HOW

By removing barriers to high-quality development opportunities for those who it is who need it the most.

WHAT

Apprenticeship America creates a community of learners who embark on career paths with industry-leading content and build life-long professional connections as they grow through their apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship America empowers employer partners through instructor development and resources to attract, train, and retain their ideal workforce.

Our Apprentices

Apprenticeship America creates a community of learners who embark on career paths with industry-leading content and build life-long professional connections as they grow through their apprenticeships.

Our Employer Partners

Apprenticeship America empowers employer partners through instructor development and resources to attract, train, and retain their ideal workforce.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    OUR VALUES

    Equity

    Quality

    Empowerment

    Professionalism

    Innovation

    OUR TEAM

    Christian Gray - CEO

    Christian has been a life long learner and serial entrepreneur for as long as he can remember. After returning to Iowa in 2016 from starting a company in St.Louis, he began to formulate what is now Apprenticeship America. Years of research in both the private and public sectors including working as an intern for the Iowa House of Representatives Education Committee has led him to start this company to empower our employer partners through instructor development and resources to attract, train, and retain their ideal workforce. 

    Sierra Marquardt - CLO

    Sierra received her Masters of Arts in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations from the University of Iowa where she specialized in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences in 2016 while also earning her Certificate in Online Teaching. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Iowa as well. Once a Hawkeye, always a Hawkeye! Sierra has worked as an instructional design independent contractor and created a wide variety of professional development materials for various companies including DuPont Pioneer. She also spent some time as a Curriculum Designer for Hy-Vee, a top 25 supermarket chain and one of the top 50 private companies in the United States, where she wrote and developed materials for internal and external partners.