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Indiana Works Council Region 8

Region 8 Indiana Works Council

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32nd Annual Team Crane Science Fair

The 32nd Annual Team Crane Science Fair is currently accepting entries for its 2016 contest, with cash prizes for winners. The Fair will be held at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training Center on April 20th, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The deadline to enter is Friday, April 1st, 2016. Entries can be completed online at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park website.

The Science Fair is open to all students, public and private, statewide, grades 6-12, Entries will be accepted in the following categories:

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Chemistry and Bio Chemistry
  • Consumer Science
  • Earth Space and Environmental Science
  • Inventions
  • Mathematics and Computers
  • Medicine and Health
  • Biology
  • Physics

Volunteers are needed to serve as judges and to provide general assistance. Click here to register as a volunteer.

About the Indiana Works Councils

The Regional Works Councils were created by unanimous vote during the 2013 legislative session. Each of the 11 councils 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.

Two Plan A's

"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

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