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 in Wabash.

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. 

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