Dr Trevor Gerhardt
Experienced work integrated learning practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the adult educational experiential learning higher education sector. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Lecturing, Research, Coaching, Public Speaking, Curriculum Development, Strategic Leadership and Management and Pastoral Care. Strong program and project management professional with a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Canterbury Christ Church University.
"Learning opens us out that we can see more of what we still need to learn – it draws us into wider conversations that whisper to us of more distant voices that we did not even know we had ignored – and, when we finally hear those voices, they will speak to us of still more distant, still more unexpected, voices waiting on the edges of our perception"
-(Higton, 2012, p.194)-
I have never really been conventional but that has been my strength in the way I approach work, strategy and my own career development. Reflecting back I have made major career transitions from being a youth worker, minister of religion, and presently a senior academic. Today I am a Reader (associate professor), an associate editor of the Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning Journal, a Network Convenor for the Working Life and Learning Network of ESREA and publisher in International Journals and Handbooks. The next year promises to be another pivotal year - watch this space. If you or your company would like my help, reach out and find out more.
What a month February 2023 has been and all on national apprenticeship week! I was featured in a Radio 1 and UCAS recording plus I did a TEDx talk in London plus I appeared on BBC Radio Kent plus I was on a vlog by UVAC and Careers Camp!! This all ties in with my new post at Kent Business School as Reader (Associate Professor) and Director of Studies for Higher Degree Apprenticeships which I started in October 2022. I embark this year also on a 5-year research project mapping the career journey of GenZ apprentices.
Since January 2022, I have been running a podcast on anchor and Spotify interviewing work integrated learning guests. Click on the image above to go to the episodes. It is an exciting new venture as it allows me to showcase key voices and experiences from around the world. Thus far the first 14 episodes have covered major national and international work integrated institutions and their challenges. September onward I will be exploring career development and how people share their career especially Gen Z.