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Governor Pence commended the partnership between NIPSCO and the LaPorte County Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program on the creation of the state’s first-ever Energy Academy. This program offers hands-on experiences in electromechanical installation and maintenance, energy and environmental technology, public utilities, and residential and commercial energy. Students will be able to gain dual credit through Ivy Tech and earn professional certifications in their area of study.
NW Indiana Workforce Summit 2014: Preparing Today & Tomorrow’s Workforce
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 8:00-11:00 AM (CST)
Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Click here to register.
All parties located in Region 1 that are interested in submitting a proposal for Round 2 of the Innovative CTE Curriculum grant must submit a one page summary to Kris Emaus at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th and should plan to attend the Region 1 Works Council meeting on Monday, November 24th to give a 10 minute presentation on their grant application.
The Regional Works Councils were created by unanimous vote during the 2013 legislative session. Each of the 11 council are comprised of approximately 15 local education and workforce leaders from within their respective region. The Works Councils are charged with facilitating sector partnerships within their region and enhancing the career readiness of Hoosier adults and high school students through the development and support of innovative career and technical education (CTE) curricula. This is achieved by expanding new approaches toward earning industry-recognized certifications, increasing dual credits attainment, and creating both project-based learning and work-based learning opportunities designed to align curriculum with regional workforce needs.
The Regional Works Councils staff provides each council with administrative support, consultation services, grant administration, project management, and board instruction and development. The staff also collaborates the efforts of each council through the development of best practices and the planning of regional and statewide conferences.
"All students deserve the same opportunity for success, whether they want to go to college or start their career right out of high school. This is not about a Plan A and a Plan B –this is about two Plan A’s.” ~ Governor Mike Pence