Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today that requires the state to study the "return on investment" of career and technical education programs.
Governor Mike Pence is in New York City to talk about efforts to promote career and technical training in Indiana high schools.
The bills create regional works councils and a state career council to improve career education in Indiana schools.
While the governor and the state superintendent differ on the specifics of career education, they agree it should be a priority.
In a state where unemployment remains above 8 percent, jobs and the economy have dominated the Indiana governor’s race, even when it comes to education.
Indiana officials say offering more technical and career education programs could keep students from moving out of state when they graduate from college.
Gubernatorial candidates are calling for Indiana high schools to bring back vocational training, but most school districts already have robust programs.