Gerry Ghazi is founder of the Institute for American Apprenticeships at Vermont HITEC and has been its Board Chair and President since its creation in 2000. Mr. Ghazi is also Special Academic Assistant to the President of Columbia College of South Carolina with a focus on its Corporate Campus Division. Mr. Ghazi serves as a state/federal apprenticeship subject-matter expert on various US DOL Office of Apprenticeship contracts with Maher & Maher. Mr. Ghazi has extensive business knowledge and experience in the areas registered apprenticeships, federal and state funding, corporate and academic universities/colleges, entrepreneurial leadership, corporate management and process redesign, business strategies, corporate and employment law, and sales.
Mr. Ghazi was born and raised in New Jersey. He obtained his J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, his B.A. in Computer Science from Rutgers State University, and his A.A.S. in Computer Science from County College of Morris. Mr. Ghazi has made Vermont his home for the past 30 years.