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Indiana Career Council

Pence approves education, career training, school safety laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed into law 20 proposals approved this month by the General Assembly that are intended to boost career education in Indiana, improve job prospects for Hoosiers and make schools safer.

March 24, 2014 3:45 pm

House Republicans kill attempt to defund new Pence agency

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.

February 02, 2014 8:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Follow money on Pence's education moves

GUEST COMMENTARY: Follow money on Pence's education moves

The executive order issued by the governor’s office creating the new Center for Education and Career Innovation signals a new paradigm in state government. This order states that because the Legislature gave the governor certain appointments on various board members (e.g., the State Board of…

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos


New state agency mired in controversy

New state agency mired in controversy

INDIANAPOLIS | The Center for Education and Career Innovation, a new state agency, was established by Republican Gov. Mike Pence to integrate education and workforce training in Indiana by uniting various school and employment boards and agencies under a single umbrella.

November 24, 2013 11:30 pm Photos



Pence creates state jobs agency to oversee state jobs agencies

INDIANAPOLIS | With his tax cuts, works councils and career council all failing to reduce Indiana's 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Gov. Mike Pence decided Friday to take direct action to put at least a few Hoosiers to work.

August 23, 2013 1:17 pm Related

High hopes, slow start for Indiana Career Council

INDIANAPOLIS | The idea to better align public and private educational and employer training programs with the needs of Hoosier companies remained more aspirational than actual during Monday's first-ever meeting of the Indiana Career Council.

July 29, 2013 2:16 pm Related

Pence appoints members to Indiana Career Council

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence finally made his appointments to the Indiana Career Council Tuesday, nearly three months after signing the law creating the industry-led worker training review panel during a lavish Statehouse ceremony.

July 09, 2013 12:17 pm Related
Study: Workers lack skills needed for job success

Study: Workers lack skills needed for job success

INDIANAPOLIS | A new analysis by one of the nation's leading educational testing companies has found many Americans generally lack the skills needed to take on jobs requiring either high or low levels of education.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am Related

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana budget meets goals, gives cash back

Representatives from throughout the state – Republican and Democrat – joined together this session to address issues at the forefront of Hoosier minds: maintaining our state’s fiscal integrity, spurring job creation and expanding education opportunities for every Hoosier family.

May 14, 2013 12:00 am Related


Pence signs 'jobs bills' that create no jobs

Pence signs 'jobs bills' that create no jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Monday signed two "jobs bills" that create zero jobs for the 276,500 Hoosiers currently looking for work.

April 15, 2013 6:00 pm

Senate unanimously approves plan for state career council

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate followed in the footsteps of the House on Thursday by unanimously approving a measure intended to reduce gaps in skills and opportunities faced by unemployed Hoosiers.

April 04, 2013 8:45 pm Related


Bipartisan plan for state career council advances

INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans and Democrats united Tuesday to approve legislation aimed at reducing the skills and opportunity gaps faced by unemployed Hoosiers.

February 12, 2013 7:17 pm Related


Lawmakers hope to improve worker skills for employer needs

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House, seeking to better match Hoosier worker skills with employer needs, are co-sponsoring legislation to assess and coordinate the state's various job training, career preparation and adult education programs.

January 25, 2013 11:04 am Related


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