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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.

Unemployment Insurance
For more information on unemployment insurance, visit . There, Hoosiers can find the Claimant Handbook, Frequently Asked Questions, a link to online filing and more information. Please visit this site frequently with updated information.

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

The following entities have been awarded a 2019 U.S. DOL State Apprenticeship Expansion Grant:

  • Hamilton Heights School Corporation/Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation
    • Building & Construction
    • $100,000.00
  • Ivy Tech Community College/Hoosier Hills Career Center
    • Building & Construction, IT & Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing
    • $171,500.00
  • Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Inc.
    • Building & Construction
    • $106,000.00
  • Perry Central Community School Corporation
    • Advanced Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences
    • $151,000.00
  • Region 10 Workforce Board, Inc.
    • Advanced Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences, Transportation & Logistics
    • $179,499.00
  • Trilogy Health Services, LLC
    • Health & Life Sciences
    • $200,000.00

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