Director of Apprenticeship Programs
As Director of Apprenticeship Programs, Connie is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and standard requirements with the Department of Labor (DOL) and Department of Defense (DOD) are being met. Connie is also actively involved in the recruiting process for the Step IT Up Program which is an approved DOL National Apprenticeship Program, as well as a DOD SkillBridge provider. The Step IT Up Apprenticeship Program is part of our nationwide Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) initiative to educate and train individuals across the country and prepare them for full-time employment opportunities in the field of Information Technology.
Connie joined Xpanxion in October 2019 with more than 25 years of experience promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) across various aspects of human resources (HR), training & development, business development, operations, and project management.
C A R E E R H I G H L I G H T S
- Spearheaded the initiative to Register the Step IT Up Program as a National Apprenticeship Program.
- Helped increase the Step IT Up Veteran graduate percentage to 42%.
L I F E A T X P A N X I O N
Joined October 2019
Why I Joined:
The reputation of key leaders in the company.
Why I Stay:
Admiration of our services, our team, and the company’s commitment to the Step IT Up Apprenticeship Program.
My Proudest Moment:
There are many, every time we graduate a class for Step IT Up, I’m consumed with pride when I see the impact the program has on the life of our graduates ~ it’s priceless!
My Biggest Lesson:
Knowledge is power. Constantly educate yourself.
Life Outside of Xpanxion:
I have 3 children and 12 grandchildren, need I say more!
My Secret Weapon:
Treat others as you want to be treated, regardless of the situation.