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Biography Of Administrator

John V. Ladd
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Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship &Training Administration

John Ladd became Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship in January 2008. As the Administrator, John has responsibility for oversight of the National Registered Apprenticeship System.

The National Registered Apprenticeship System operates in cooperation with State agencies, businesses, industry, employers, employer associations, labor and management organizations and educational institutions. It is the nationally recognized credentialing system for skilled and technical occupational training programs with almost 500,000 active apprentices in the U.S.

Prior to his appointment as Administrator, John served as the Deputy Administrator for the Office of National Response and the Director of Regional Management in the Office of Field Operations. John has been in numerous leadership positions for major ETA initiatives including Workforce Innovations in Regional Economic Development (WIRED), InnovatETA and ETA’s Transformational Forums. John has received numerous awards and honors while at ETA including being selected for the inaugural class of ETA’s Excellence in Leadership Program. John also has extensive experience in ETA’s Regional Offices having spent a number of years in the Boston Regional Office working with workforce development programs in New England. John first came to the Department of Labor as a Presidential Management Fellow in 1993.

John also has experience at the local level of the public workforce system having worked in Boston, MA and Stamford, CT.

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Ladd received his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University and his Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.