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Technical Honors Diploma Prepares Students For Workforce

On this Labor Day, some may be wondering about tomorrow’s jobs for today’s high school graduates.

Manufacturing is largely responsible for the state‘s increase in new jobs. The state‘s Technical Honors diploma may be an option to students who want to work in manufacturing, but do not want to pursue a traditional four-year college degree.

The class of 2011 was the state’s first graduating class to have the Technical Honors option throughout all four years of high school. However, only 6 percent of Hoosier high school students took advantage of the opportunity.

The required education used to be delivered in shop class. Today, that education is provided by Indiana’s 49 regional career and technical education centers that are shared by high schools throughout the state.

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