Jennifer Meier

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


Jennifer Meier is a senior program manager in the JFF Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning. Her responsibilities include supporting the Center’s efforts to promote diversity and inclusion in Registered Apprenticeship programs.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Youth Registered Apprenticeships and career pathways
  • Program design and implementation
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Work-based learning, including pre-apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships
  • Employer and partner engagement

Before joining JFF, she served as the strategic partnership manager for Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG), where she led employer engagement across the state of Iowa, designed pre-apprenticeship opportunities, managed a work-based learning internship program, and connected students to Registered Apprenticeships and training.

Earlier in her career, Jennifer was a member of the Innovation and Workforce team at the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). In that role, she managed internship programs, represented IEDA on the National Governors Association Talent Pipeline and Work-Based Learning state team, and managed logistics and communications. She was also a leader in the development and implementation of the governor’s Future Ready Iowa Initiative.

Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in art and art education from the University of Iowa. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures with her family, music festivals, camping, cheering on the Hawkeyes, and volunteering in her community.