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Pence sets big goal for Hoosier skills achievement

Pence sets big goal for Hoosier skills achievement

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has vowed to take whatever actions are needed to ensure that by 2025 at least 60 percent of Hoosier workers have earned college degrees or other post-high school credentials sought by Indiana employers.

June 16, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Porter named College Success County

INDIANAPOLIS | It was graduation day at the Statehouse on Monday for Porter County's College Success Coalition.

June 09, 2014 4:45 pm

Workshop aims to put people to work in LaPorte

LAPORTE | Anyone who is unemployed or underemployed in LaPorte County should consider freeing up their calendar Wednesday.

April 28, 2014 10:00 am

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
Cost is obstacle to prekindergarten idea

Cost is obstacle to prekindergarten idea

INDIANAPOLIS | After dithering more than two decades before agreeing last year to fund full-day kindergarten in Indiana's schools, Hoosier lawmakers appear ready to act faster in establishing state-supported prekindergarten programs for 4-year-olds.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Related
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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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

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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

Indiana budget plan cuts taxes by $1.1 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.

April 25, 2013 7:27 pm
Governor's budget plan cuts taxes, limits spending growth

Governor's budget plan cuts taxes, limits spending growth

INDIANAPOLIS | On his second day in office, Republican Gov. Mike Pence presented legislators with a two-year budget plan that reduces the personal income tax rate and increases funding for education and most state agencies by 1 percent.

January 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Study: Pence tax cut would mostly benefit the rich

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence is standing by his proposal to cut Indiana's income tax rate, despite a nonpartisan study showing most taxpayers would get back less than $100 and a new poll showing most Hoosiers oppose Pence's plan.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am
Managers, leaders say on-the-job training needed to improve workforce quality

Managers, leaders say on-the-job training needed to improve workforce quality

MICHIGAN CITY | Landing a production job at Hearthside Food Solutions LLC about 13 months ago was a godsend for James Swistek.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Local managers: on-the-job training needed to improve workforce

Local managers: on-the-job training needed to improve workforce

Local hiring managers and workforce development officials say firms should consider boosting their on-the-job training and skills development programs to boost the quality of the region's labor force.

February 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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