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Executive Leadership Patrick Combs Vice President

Patrick Combs is vice president of the Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning at JFF. He leads the development, scaling, and promotion of effective programs that lead to equitable economic advancement.

His skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Strategy development and implementation
  • Workforce and economic development
  • Partnership and coalition building
  • Employer-led, community-driven talent solutions

Before joining JFF, Combs was the interim CEO and chief program officer for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, where he led the second-largest local workforce area in the country while helping to drive equity through programs such as the Chicago Community Health Response Corps.

Educational background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and international business, University of Maryland
  • Law degree, Fordham University School of Law