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MEDIA ADVISORY: COSMOS partnership to announce two SEAL programs

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: COSMOS partnership to announce two SEAL programs

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The Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA), along with participating partners, will officially recognize two certified State Earn and Learns (SEALs) at COSMOS. These SEALs include Education and CNA.

SEALs are structured, but flexible, programs that include an 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 develop the skills that employers seek and are geared toward both adult and youth populations in any business or industry sector.

Who: Jason Graves, Regional Director of OWBLA; Jimmy Ellis, Superintendent of Orleans Community Schools; Brent Comer, Superintendent of Mitchell Community Schools; Darrel Zeck, Executive Director of OWBLA; Tina Peterson, President and CEO of Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc.; Candace Rouch, Superintend of Shoals Community School Corporation

What: Press Conference in recognition of two State Earn and Learn Programs

When: Thursday, April 8th, 2021, 11 a.m. (EDT)

Where: Emerson Gym 441 N. 8th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446

 

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About the Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD 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.

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.

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