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Indiana Governor Signs Two Career Education Bills

The bills create regional works councils and a state career council to improve career education in Indiana schools.

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House Speaker Brian Bosma (left) and Gov. Mike Pence sign Monday, April 15, 2013, bills that aim to improve Indiana's career education.

Governor Mike Pence signed two bills Monday that he says  will improve career education in every high school in the state.

The first creates regional works councils that will work with the private sector and educational organizations to identify needs in the area’s workforce, create partnerships between schools and businesses for internships and apprenticeships and boost career and vocational ed in high schools.

The other creates a state career council to bring all of the state’s job creation and education efforts together at one table.

Pence says the combined initiatives will help ensure schools work just as well for students who want a job out of high school as those who attend college.

“With more relevant career and technical education in our local schools, we’ll encourage more Hoosiers to stay in school and finish school and set more of our kids on a path to success in high school and beyond,” he says.

Pence says strengthening career and vocational education in high school will help the state attract new investment and create more jobs.

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith has previously worked as a reporter and anchor for KBIA Radio in Columbia, MO, and at WSPY Radio in Plano, IL as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.

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