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Media Advisory: The Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship recognizes Heartland Career Center as a leader in work-based learning, with the addition of seven State Earn and Learn programs

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Media Advisory: The Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship recognizes Heartland Career Center as a leader in work-based learning, with the addition of seven State Earn and Learn programs

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The Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA), along with participating partners, will officially recognize seven certified State Earn and Learns (SEALs) at Heartland Career Center.

These SEALs include Diesel Services, Networking/Cyber Security, Criminal Justice, Auto Collison Repair, Industrial Electronics/Robotics, Construction, and Culinary Arts.

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: Matt DeGolyer, Regional Director of OWBLA; Mark Hobbs, Career & Technical Education Director of Heartland Career Center; Larry Eggers, HR Manager at Wabash Trucking; Heartland Career Center Student Alumni

What: Press Conference in recognition of seven new State Earn and Learn programs at Heartland Career Center in Wabash.

When: Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, 11 a.m. (EDT)

Where: Honeywell Center (Legacy Hall), 275 W. Market Street, Wabash, IN 46992

 

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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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