Indiana Work-Based Learning Conference

Featuring the 18th Annual Impact Awards

February 22, 2024 - Embassy Suites Noblesville
13700 Conference Center Drive South
Noblesville, IN 46060

Program brought to you in partnership by Project Lead The Way



Registration is now closed! See you on the 22nd!


  • 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.- Check-In and Expo Tables Open (includes continental breakfast)
  • 9 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:10 - 9:50 a.m. Keynote
  • 10 - 10:50 a.m. WBL Breakout Session
    • Revolutionizing Education: The Registered Elementary Education Apprenticeship in Indiana
      The Pursuit Institute
    • STEM, CHIPS, and HUBS - How PLTW Courses Connect Students to Emerging Workforce Needs
      Project Lead The Way
    • Foraging Forward: Integrating Project-Based Learning into the Classroom
      IU Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering - Indianapolis
  • 11 - 11:50 a.m. WBL Breakout Session
    • The Power of Partnerships: Utilizing a High School Fellowship Model to Increase Minority Representation in the Healthcare Industry
      Indianapolis Public Schools
    • Work-Based Learning: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Careers
      Purdue IN-MaC
    • Ivy+ Career Link - A Comprehensive Work-Based Learning & Skills Training Hub for Employer Talent Development
      Ivy Tech Community College
  • 12 p.m. 18th Annual Impact Awards Luncheon
  • 2 - 2:50 p.m. WBL Breakout Session
    • Successful Work-Based Learning in a State Agency: IOT's State Earn and Learn IT
      Indiana Office of Technology
    • How Rural Alliance Zone 32 is meeting workforce needs and providing students access to high-wage, high demand careers
      Reid Health, Ivy Tech Community College, Randolph County Schools, and Empower Schools
    • Redesigning Indiana's Education
      Indiana Department of Education
  • 2:50 - 3:50 p.m. Closing & Networking

Agenda is subject to change

2024 Impact Awards Luncheon

Nominations are open for the 18th Annual Impact Awards! Recognize work-based learning excellence in Indiana by nominating an employer, work-based learning supervisor, career development professional, innovative program or work-based learner.

Winners will be chosen by a group of impartial judges. All nominees and winners will be celebrated at the Impact Awards Luncheon in February 2024. You may submit more than one nomination in any or all of the award categories. The deadline is Friday, November 10, 2023

Award Nominations

All of the winners are selected by a group of impartial judges from nominations submitted by YOU. Employers, have you hosted an intern who’s a rock star? Students, have you worked for an outstanding employer or supervisor? Schools, do you have career development staff that goes above and beyond? We want to hear your stories.

View Nominees

Congratulations to Our 2023 Winners!

Work and Learn Indiana hosted the 17th Annual IMPACT Awards Celebration on February 21. Read about the employer, career development professional, intern supervisor, intern and community partner winners!

Read more »

Past Winners

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors

Interested in Sponsorships?

Sponsorships and exhibit spaces are available for the conference. You may contact the Institute for Workforce Excellence team at for more information. Please note that sponsorship does not guarantee you a spot on the agenda, but priority is given to sponsors when reviewing the presentation submissions.