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:
- Coordinate efforts and partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships
- Develop flexible and scalable programs that focus on the state’s key economic sectors and regional high-wage, high-demand jobs
- Build public-private partnerships to increase business and industry engagement with education systems
The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship is comprised of a unique blend of industry and education professionals who have extensive experience implementing work-based learning programs. These important programs enable businesses to establish high quality talent pipelines and help foster student employability skill development, for both youth and adult populations.
During the Q1 Event: Work-Based Learning – Solving Mfg. Workforce Needs, the Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance hosted Darrell Zeck and Carrie Lively from The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship. Executive Director, Darrel Zeck, and Senior Director, Carrie Lively, provided an interactive dialogue outlining what exactly is Work-Based Learning during the event that took place on March 12, 2019.