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Law to enhance vocational ed on way to governor
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:00 AM
One of Gov. Mike Pence's priorities since taking office has been to offer greater vocational education offerings to Indiana high school students.
Now, a bill doing just that is headed to his desk for signing.
The bill is designed to give a jump-start to vocational and technical education programs to prepare students for jobs that many employers say they cannot fill.
The bill, as reported in the Evansville Courier & Press, "allows the governor to create regional 'Indiana works councils' filled with business and education leaders. Those groups would spend the rest of this year studying what already exists, and then in 2014 propose curricula tailored to their regions."
The program sounds spot on. A recurring theme we hear from local company executives is that they cannot find people qualified to fill the jobs they have available.
This program along with Ivy Tech programs and EcO15 initiatives should help to better prepare the future workforce.
The measure, Senate Bill 465, was authored by Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn. It cleared the Senate unanimously and did the same in the House on Monday.
"The passage of this legislation with unanimous and bipartisan support demonstrates the commitment of the people of our state to make career and vocational education a priority in every high school in Indiana again," Pence said.
"The Indiana General Assembly took an important step toward making certain that our schools work for all our students, whether they're college- or career-bound. On behalf of the people of Indiana, I am grateful," he said.
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