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 Industry Councils annual meeting

Industry CouncilCareer Pathways
Engineering, Manufacturing and EnergyEngineering, Manufacturing: Engineering Technology and Manufacturing: Production & Logistics
Health CareAllied Health, Athletic Health Care, Dental Services and Technologies, Nurse Assisting, Public & Community Health, Patient Care (under development)
ITCisco Networking, Computer Science
Construction and TradesArchitectural Engineering & Structures
Banking and FinanceAcademy of Finance
HospitalityCulinary and Hospitality Management
Business and EducationBusiness Information Management, Early Childhood Teacher Academy, K-12 Teacher Academy
Arts and Media