WBL Announcements

State hits major milestone with introduction of 100th SEAL program
Indiana’s Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA) has achieved a major milestone by introducing its 100th certified State Earn and Learn (SEAL) program since the office was established in June 2018 as part of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda.

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Changes to Indiana Youth Employment Laws
As of April 1, 2020, various updates have taken effect in the newly-titled Youth Employment division for the state of Indiana. Please download this document to see and learn all new laws involving employing minors.

Changes to Indiana Youth Employment Laws
As of April 1, 2020, various updates have taken effect in the newly-titled Youth Employment division for the state of Indiana. Please download this document to see and learn all new laws involving employing minors.

Work-Based Learning

The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, located within the Department of Workforce Development and part of Governor Holcomb’s NextLevel Agenda, serves to develop and implement a framework of work-based learning pathways for both youth and adult populations.

To accomplish this, the office will concentrate on three objectives:

  • 1

    Coordinate efforts and partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships

  • 2

    Develop flexible and scalable programs that focus on the state’s key economic sectors and regional high-wage, high-demand jobs

  • 3

    Build public-private partnerships to increase business and industry engagement with education systems

Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning Wheel Graphic

WBL Pathways