Nike x Design is a first-of-its-kind, six-month apprenticeship program, in partnership with Nike. Bixel Exchange's L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline connected Nike with 13 apprentices from L.A. community colleges to learn about design, business and company culture at Nike in Portland.
The inaugural cohort kicked off the program with a two-week design bootcamp at Pensole Design Academy. During their time at Nike, the apprentices traveled to New York where they visited the Nike New York offices and Converse headquarters to learn about apparel design. The program culminated with a final project presentation in front of top Nike executives and a graduation ceremony where the apprentices received their own special Nike shoes.