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What is Work-Based Learning?

Work-Based Learning (WBL) is a progressive approach to bridging the work-skills gap between school and high-demand, high-skill careers in Delaware.

The Office of Work-Based Learning (OWBL) collaborates with schools to create and promote work-based learning opportunities. We provide support to employers to on-board young talent into the workforce.

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Your Role in Shaping Delaware’s Next Generation Workforce

Young Delawareans are the future of our state’s economic engine. As an employer, your ability to effectively on-board diverse talent when you need it is important for your long-term success.

Connecting youth to early work experiences will have a positive impact on their educational training and future employment. Discover the various ways your business can engage with students, and build your next generation workforce.

What are Industry Councils?

Delaware’s Industry Councils are industry-specific groups of employers who meet annually to better signal employment needs and support Delaware’s students and educators in grades five through postsecondary. Each Industry Council is led by a group of employer executives to inform topics such as work-based learning goals, provide labor market information to support curriculum development and identification of credentials, and support educator professional learning. In each industry sector, Industry Council meetings occur once annually, with the executive group meeting once per calendar quarter.

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Delaware Industry Councils annual meeting