Join an Industry Council to Help Build the State’s Future Workforce

Industry Councils are industry-specific groups of employers who work together to build a pipeline of people who are prepared to fill jobs in their industry. Each Industry Council is led by a group of employer executives. These executives are vital to the program because they understand the industry’s labor demand and supply. They work together with the OWBL to:

  • Inform and shape education programs and credentials for students, so that graduates will have the unique skills and capabilities required to fill jobs in the sector.
  • Help Council companies build and expand work-based learning experiences including internships, pre-apprenticeships, and apprenticeships.
  • Help the industry meet diversity and inclusion goals and expand the talent pools that companies can tap into through work-based learning approaches.
  • Engage and grow Council membership.

Delaware OWBL Industry Council Meeting

Industry CouncilLaunch DateCareer Pathways
Engineering, Manufacturing and EnergySpring 2018Engineering, Manufacturing: Engineering Technology and Manufacturing: Production & Logistics
Health CareFall 2018Allied Health, Athletic Health Care, Dental Services and Technologies, Nurse Assisting, Public & Community Health, Patient Care (under development)
ITSpring 2019Cisco Networking, Computer Science
Construction and TradesFall 2019Architectural Engineering & Structures
Banking and FinanceSpring 2020Academy of Finance
HospitalityFall 2020Culinary and Hospitality Management
Business and EducationSpring 2021Business Information Management, Early Childhood Teacher Academy, K-12 Teacher Academy
Arts and MediaFall 2021