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Media Advisory: State Office Reaches Milestone With 100th State Earn and Learn (SEAL)

Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00am to 12:00am

Media Advisory: State Office Reaches Milestone With 100th State Earn and Learn (SEAL)

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The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA), along with several participating partners, will provide details on developing the 100th State Earn and Learn (SEAL) program since OWBLA’s opening in 2018 as part of Governor Holcomb’s NextLevel Agenda.

SEALs are structured, but flexible, programs that include and education component and on-the-job training component. SEALS focus on employer needs, with sustainable partnerships and embedded industry certifications. They can last from weeks to years depending on employer, education, certification, or licensing requirements. They are designed to meet the skills that employers seek and are geared toward both adult and youth populations in aby business or industry sector.

Who: Darrel Zeck, Executive Director, Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship; Fred Payne, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Workforce Development; Joe McGuinness, Commissioner, Indiana Department of Transportation; Eric Fisher, CEA Master Teacher and NCCER Instructor, Hamilton Heights High School; Chad Sutton, Director of Career Development, Garrett High School; Margaret Brooks, Vice President, Brooks Construction Co.; Jessica Nickloy, President and CEO, Etica Group; Marcus Guzman, Student, Garrett High School

What: Virtual Press Conference in recognition of 100th SEAL, in Horizontal Construction, that involves 16 partners from across the state including Hamilton Heights High School and Garrett High School

When: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020; 10:30 a.m. (EDT)

Where: Due to current restrictions and recommended guidelines related to COVID-19, the press conference will be held virtually. Individuals interested in attending may join by clicking here. A recording of the press conference, along with a press release, will be provided to those who registered.

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About the Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship:
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 with a concentration on certified State Earn and Learn (SEAL) and U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship programs.

About the Indiana Department of Workforce DevelopmentDWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.

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