Darcee Simon is a TA Consultant at AIR. Simon’s expertise spans education, non-profit and workforce development with a focus on strategic partnership development, cross-program coordination and system alignment. Project work at AIR has included supporting state and local workforce development areas with strategic planning, coaching state grantee teams and state board staff, and developing technical assistance resources and facilitating training for state workforce partners, state and local workforce board members and staff, and state grantee teams. As part of the TA team for the State Apprenticeship Expansion project, Simon leads the promising practices task area to identify and highlight best practices in state apprenticeship expansion through the development of case studies and success stories.
Previously, Simon served as a state workforce system coordinator with the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, focusing on strengthening state and local workforce area partnerships to align strategic workforce development initiatives. Simon also served as a recruiter for Teach for America and was a higher education administrator for a career training program.