Governor Mike Pence is in Washington meeting with governors from around the country. Pence says one of the points he‘d like to discuss is what different states are doing to ensure a qualified work force. Pence says that begins with education.
“For our country to achieve its full potential in the 21st century we’ve got to get these schools working for all of our kids and all their futures,” says Pence. “It’s encouraging for me to see so many states around the country that are putting a focus on career and vocational education.”
Pence says the meeting with state leaders is important because he says the country‘s ills will be cured through state capitals, not the federal capitol. Health care, job and business development, and education are all a part of the discussion in Washington D.C..
On Friday, Pence met with federal Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The two met last February as well so the governor could share his ideas about how to expand healthcare through the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan.
The Governor‘s Dinner was held last night, and Governor Pence says he was able to have a brief discussion with President Obama, but he says the rest of his trip will include a lot more substance.