Dr. Pamela Howze is director of work-based learning at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. Prior to that, she was the statewide director of apprenticeship, business, and veterans services for the North Carolina Department of Commerce/NC-Works. She was also chief learning officer for both Siemens and Merck, focusing on workforce development and apprenticeships. She has taught in the North Carolina and South Carolina community college systems for more than 20 years. Pamela began her career as a U.S. Army Officer and served for seven years both on active duty and in the S.C. National Guard. She has a B.S. degree from Western Carolina University and an M.S. degree from Troy State University. In 2015 she received a Doctorate of Education in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University for her research in career technical education and apprenticeship.