Work-Based Learning

The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, located within the Department of Workforce Development and part of Gov. Holcomb’s NextLevel Agenda, serves to develop and implement a framework of various work-based learning pathways for both youth and adult populations. To accomplish this, the office will concentrate on three objectives:

  • 1Coordinate efforts and partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships
  • 2Develop flexible and scalable programs that focus on the state’s key economic sectors and regional high-wage, high-demand occupations
  • 3Build public-private partnerships to increase business and industry engagement with education systems

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Request for Application (RFA) for Expanding Registered Apprenticeship (RA) and Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Indiana

On Oct. 21, 2016, DWD was awarded an ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant (SEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to expand RA programs throughout Indiana.

As part of the State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) grant, the original grant will be extended through Oct. 31, 2020. This additional grant is to support RAs and programs that may lead to RA opportunities.

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Registered Apprenticeship

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Adult Education with OJT

Internship and Capstone Courses

Career and Technical Education

Job Shadow

Registered Apprenticeship

Through the U.S. Department of Labor, this program includes on-the-job training with accompanying study for a trade/profession resulting in a national industry certification with wage increases at specified timeframes.

Most training is done while working for an employer who helps the apprentice learn their trade or profession, in exchange for their continued labor for an agreed period after they have achieved measurable competencies.

Apprenticeships typically last 3 to 7 years. People who successfully complete an apprenticeship reach the "journeyman" or professional certification level of competence.

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