National Apprenticeship Expert Joins FASTPORT to Expand Registered Apprenticeship Opportunities

Left to right: FASTPORT Co-Founder Jim Ray, President Brad Bentley   and Subject Matter Expert Dave Harrison

Left to right: FASTPORT Co-Founder Jim Ray, President Brad Bentley and Subject Matter Expert Dave Harrison

Recently selected as the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (DOL OA) industry intermediary for the Transportation & Logistics sector, FASTPORT welcomes Dave Harrison to its team as the company’s new Subject Matter Expert (SME), a role that will expand apprenticeship opportunities and resources for employers and job seekers.

 Dave has extensive experience coordinating and advising employers and the DOL OA on the most effective implementation models for Registered Apprenticeships in the Transportation & Logistics Sector.  

With nearly two decades of experience in the transportation industry, Dave has directly supported, developed, and implemented apprenticeship related instruction (ARI) and on-the-job (OTJ) training outlines for a National DOL Apprenticeship program. As FASTPORT’s SME, Dave will continue to perfect that training development and will correspond directly with OA and industry leaders to offer best practices, consultation, and funding resources to companies that register under FASTPORT’s Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Before joining FASTPORT, Dave served in the U. S. Army and is a Veteran of multiple combat tour. He graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Secondary Ed. History B.A. and has been a high school and middle school football coach, and later a small fleet owner. Most recently, Dave helped developed and managed J.B. Hunt’s military hiring program, Hunt’s Heroes, with the dedicated mission of hiring 10,000 Veterans by 2020.

“Dave’s years of apprenticeship and recruitment experiences make him uniquely qualified to help Transportation & Logistics sector employers create their own apprenticeship programs, find funding, and attract candidates into the new positions” said FASTPORT President Brad Bentley. “With Dave at the helm, we can make an immediate impact for both industry leaders and candidates who are eager and ready to start their careers.”