Grow Wabash County welcomes Joey Bland as spring intern
28 Feb 2022
WABASH COUNTY, IN – Grow Wabash County is pleased to welcome Joey Bland to the team as our spring high school intern.
Joey is currently a senior at Southwood High School. He was connected with Grow Wabash County through MSD Wabash County’s Professional Career Internship program which aims to provide opportunities for high school seniors gather meaningful experiences in the workplace.
Joey plans to attend Indiana University in Bloomington to major in Statistics or Business Analytics and will be helping Grow Wabash County with various projects that will allow him to show off his math and critical thinking skills.
“We are thrilled to have Joey join us during what is going to be a very busy but exciting winter and spring here at Grow Wabash County,” Keith Gillenwater, president and CEO of Grow Wabash County, said. “Joey’s interest and skills with numbers and data will make him an excellent addition to the team and we look forward to providing him with this real-world experience.”
At Southwood, Joey is a captain on the Knights football team, and also plays baseball. He also participates in an intramural basketball league during the winter at Southwood and enjoys working out. In his free time, Joey loves to be outside, especially in the summer and spend time hanging out with friends, playing disc golf, and maintain a pristine lawn at home.
Joey is excited for his internship at Grow Wabash County and believes the best way to learn is to go and get experience in the workforce and he is confident that Grow Wabash County will give him great experience that he will be able to apply in future internships and career paths.
Grow Wabash County is a strong supporter of internships and is confident that the connections made between students and employers during these internships are invaluable to both parties.
“Grow Wabash County greatly appreciates the relationship we have with our local schools to provide opportunities like these with young leaders,” Gillenwater said. “In turn, we hope providing these opportunities to students will show them that they can pursue their careers and make an impact right here in Wabash County.”
Local business interested in hiring local interns can contact the following internship coordinators:
- Manchester University: Tish Kalita 260-982-5242 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heartland Career Center: Brian Evans 260-563-7481 email@example.com
- Northfield & Southwood High School: Kari Johnson 260-563-8050 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manchester Jr-Senior High School: Shelly Leifer 260-982-1034 email@example.com
- Wabash City Schools: Whitney Myers 260-563-2151 firstname.lastname@example.org