Election & Politics
Fri June 15, 2012
Pence touts vocational education during Lafayette stop
Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidate is pointing to a local program as an example of the type of vocational training the state needs more of.
Mike Pence toured the Lafayette Subaru of Indiana plant this morning (Fri) with Ivy Tech- Lafayette chancellor Dave Bathe.
The automobile manufacturer and the community college work together on the “Advanced Manufacturing” program, which offers training to help young people gain the skills needed to qualify for manufacturing jobs in the state.
Pence says similar vocational efforts should be offered in all of Indiana’s public high schools.
He says that would ensure the state’s educational system is serving all students, whether they are college-bound or not.
Pence faces Democratic candidate John Gregg in November’s general election.