Work-Based Learning Incentive Program

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The Work-Based Learning Incentive Program (WBLIP) is a state-funded program offering financial reimbursements of up to $10,000 to businesses to create or expand high-quality work-based learning programs. Additional incentives are available, including for small and/or rural businesses. This program ends in May 2024.

WBLIP will provide funding to assist with the expenses for developing or expanding existing
work-based learning programs, including but not limited to training costs.

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This program for students and job seekers creates opportunities to learn ABOUT work THROUGH work and AT work.

What does work-based learning look like?  (This list is not exhaustive)

  • Learn ABOUT Work: $1,500-$2,500 reimbursement available

    • Job shadowing
    • Mentoring
    • Project-based learning
    • Career Counseling
    • Career Planning
    • Career Fairs
    • Career Presentations
    • Industry Speakers
    • Informational Interviews
    • Worksite Tours
  • Learn THROUGH Work: $4,500-$6,000 reimbursement available

    • Clinical Experiences
    • Credit-for-work Experiences
    • Internships
    • Pre-apprenticeships
    • Industry-sponsored Project
    • Supervised Entrepreneurship Experience
  • Learning AT Work: $8,000 – $10,000 reimbursement available

    • Apprenticeships
    • On-the-job Training
    • Employee Development

To receive an incentive payment from this reimbursement program, the employers must provide BOTH documentation that the requirement was accomplished AND a reimbursement request for allowable expenses, including staff costs, to complete the requirement. Employers may only be reimbursed up to the maximum amount allowed, $10,000. Please view the Employer Incentive Checklist.

Quality learning experiences for learners and job seekers is an expected outcome of work-based learning. Through this program, employers must meet the Work-based Learning Quality Expectations

For more information and to sign up your business for Work-Based Leaning and this reimbursement program, contact: Heather Everett – WBLIP Manager

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