NEFBA Apprenticeship Executive Board
The Apprenticeship Executive Board is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to oversee the general operations of instructors, apprentices, training staff, and participating employers. The board maintains the integrity of the program while abiding by state department of education standards as well as program standards. The companies that are represented on this board that spend countless hours leading the program are:
Apprenticeship Executive Committee Chairman
Tim Conlan, NEFBA Training Vice-President
The Apprenticeship Program of the Northeast Florida Builders Association is considered to be one of the best in the country. For more than 46 years, we have provided quality training to the construction trades. As the construction industry's workforce ages, the demand for trained construction professionals grows. NEFBA’s Apprenticeship Program is proud to be an integral part of the growth of the workforce development in Northeast Florida region.
We can help you find your way to an exciting, rewarding career in the carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, and sheet-metal trades. Join our over 1730 program graduates who are enjoying successful careers practicing their trade, working as supervisors or reaching their dreams of owning their own businesses.
If you are an employer interested in providing training to your employees or sponsoring new employees, we offer a four-year nationally recognized training program that produces skilled trades professionals with NCCER and industry-recognized credentials. Call us today at 904-421-0296 for information about our Apprenticeship Program.
NEFBA Training Vice-President
NEFBA's Workforce Development Team
Meet Your Workforce Development Specialists at Northeast Florida Builders Association
Director of Workforce Development
Christina is an honors graduate from St. Leo University with a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor's in Business Administration. She has a former background in finance and education. Prior to joining the team at NEFBA, she worked 10 years for the School District of Clay County teaching, advising, and coordinating Career & Technical Education programs. Christina and her husband, Shawn, have been married for 19 years and have one daughter in high school. Like true winners, the Thomas family loves cheering on the University of Alabama!
Training Director of Apprenticeship
Charlie holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Jacksonville University and a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership from UNF. He is also a former graduate of East Carolina University, where he played football. Charlie has over 25 years of professional experience in business and education. Most recently, Charlie was the Director of Strategic Partnerships for a national educational institution. Charlie has been married for 27 years to the incredibly patient, Lara. The couple has four sons. The Libretto family enjoys cheering on FSU. Sadly.
Training Coordinator for Workforce Development
Tatum is a proud graduate from St. Augustine's Flagler College with a Bachelor's in Political Science. She spent 8 years as a paralegal using her bachelor's minor in pre-law. Currently, Tatum is an active member of COPAA advocating for special needs children. Tatum has been married for 12 years to her husband Don, who serves in the United States Coast Guard. Tatum is not a fan of I-95 traffic. Tatum and Don have two school-aged boys and they love to cheer on Notre Dame and the Jags! We find both of these teams to be acceptable choices.
Training Coordinator for Apprenticeship
Rachael is a graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Development. Prior to coming to NEFBA, Rachael spent twelve years in private education. She has been married for 20 years to her husband, Billy. They are both long-time residents of Jacksonville and have three boys. Rachael loves spending time with her family and attending the many sporting events involving both of her boys. Much to both Christina and Charlie's dismay, Rachael is frequently heard yelling, "Go Dawgs!"
NCCER Support Specialist
Doug is a graduate from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's in Business Administration & Accounting. Doug also holds a certificate in education from Jacksonville Teach First Coast. Prior to his first retirement, Doug was a compliance auditor in the healthcare industry. Doug has been married to his lovely wife, Maria, for 10 years. The couple loves spending time with their 6 grandchildren. And because you can never avoid running into at least one in northern Florida, Doug is a UF Gator fan.