2013 Indiana General Assembly

Pence's career education plan set to become law

2013-03-25T18:30:00Z 2013-03-26T07:46:03Z Pence's career education plan set to become lawBy Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, (317) 637-9078 nwitimes.com

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will soon sign into law one of the top items on his legislative wish list.

The House on Monday voted 94-0 for Senate Bill 465, sending Pence the Senate-approved measure establishing regional Indiana Works Councils where local businesses and high schools will jointly develop a career curriculum program.

"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 proposal was co-sponsored by state Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary.

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