Becky Calwell

Senior Program Manager, Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning


Becky Calwell is a senior program manager at JFF. A member of the team in the JFF Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, she focuses on expanding apprenticeship opportunities in manufacturing for youth and adults.

Her areas of expertise include registered apprenticeships, collaboration with community partners, and outreach to the manufacturing industry.

Before joining JFF, Becky was a program manager for Apprenticeship Works, an initiative of the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University. In that role, she worked with manufacturers across the country to develop and manage registered apprenticeship programs. She also helped veterans, women, and young people prepare for new careers in manufacturing through pre-apprenticeship programs.

Earlier in her career, Becky worked in communications, as an editor at a daily newspaper and as the editor of an online encyclopedia.

Becky has a bachelor’s degree in history and English from DePauw University, a master’s degree in humanities from Marshall University, and a doctorate in education from Marshall University.