The newly created Indiana Works Councils will soon kick off their first regional meetings. Within the coming weeks, the Works Councils that were proposed by Governor Mike Pence and established unanimously by the 2013 General Assembly, will meet to review current career and technical education curricula and outcomes.
The House of Representatives recently passed a bill seeking to make it easier for high school students to find high-wage, high-demand jobs through career, vocational, and technical educational opportunities, but one area vocational director has his concerns about the bill.
Governor Mike Pence hailed the passage of the Indiana Works Councils Bill, which he said demonstrates the commitment of Hoosiers to make career and vocational education a priority in every high school. The bill integrates local and state resources by creating regional Indiana Works Councils with membership including representation from employers and educators.