LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Republican candidate for governor Mike Pence toured the Subaru of Indiana plant. Pence spoke to media about the steps he says Indiana needs to take to improve education.
He said Indiana has many jobs available that don't require a four-year degree but he says students graduating high school aren't equipped with the skills required for those jobs.
Pence said career technical and vocational education is the key to a better Indiana.
"Another way that we make Indiana the state that works is by making sure that we have the best educated and the best skilled workforce in America," Congressman Pence said. "Right now, without a doubt, there is a skills gap in Indiana."
Pence said he would like to create Indiana works councils that will work with local businesses and educational leaders to create programs for high schools.
Congressman Mike Pence's next stop will be at Nucor Steel in Crawfordsville.
Two Tippecanoe County Commissioners, Tom Murtaugh and David Byers, accepted positions with the state.
When National Guardsmen and Reservists are called to duty it means they have to miss work. One group is helping employers deal with their absence.
The Lafayette Fire Department is promoting two members