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 board of Directors

On-Ramps to Careers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in Washington, DC.  It was founded as business-education partnership and its board reflects this foundational strategy.

Robert Holm


Founder of  On-Ramps to Careers, & Director, Information Technology Academy, McKinley Technology High School

Robert Holm has twenty years of experience establishing employer-oriented initiatives that advance education and economic opportunity in urban communities.  Before founding On-Ramps to Careers in 2013, he worked at Jobs for the Future (JFF) and the National Center for Education and the Economy, where he consulted to governments, colleges, chambers of commerce, school districts, and foundations in the US and abroad.  Projects included the Harvard University-JFF Pathways to Prosperity (PTP) Network and building employer engagement with 12 colleges in South Africa.  He previously helped establish a partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Harley Davidson, Manpower, Johnson Controls, and others, and built a firm providing business planning and financing services for minority-owned businesses.  He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard and served in the U.S. Army and National Security Agency.

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