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Raatz: Employability Skills Curriculum Bill Passes Committee

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 1, 2018) – A bill that would require schools to include interdisciplinary employability skills standards in their curriculum recently passed out of the Senate Committee on Appropriations by a vote of 12-0, said Jeff Raatz (R-Centerville).

Senate Bill 297 provides students with career and college planning resources under the Indiana Career Explorer program and standards. The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development would establish the standards, with approval by the Indiana State Board of Education.

“Providing students with these resources will enhance our young people’s ability to compete in the workforce by learning employability skills in preparation for future jobs,” Raatz said. This work ethic program is a key for the next generation of Hoosiers entering the workforce.”

The bill now moves to the full Senate for further consideration.


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