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Samantha Horton / IPB News

State officials Tuesday touted the first business to use a new kind of apprenticeship, which offers both pay and college credit.

Estimates suggest Indiana may need to fill a million jobs by 2028. 

Office of Work-based Learning and Apprentice Executive Director Darrel Zeck says the Earn and Learn initiative is designed to allow small-to-mid-sized businesses to form their own apprenticeship programs.

“As a state, we can offer multiple pathways to help businesses,” Zeck says. 

Climate Shifts Could Hurt Indiana Corn

Jun 14, 2018
(File photo by Annie Ropeik: A corn field)
Rebecca Thiele

A new study predicts the U.S. could lose nearly half of its corn by the end of the century due to climate. That could have detrimental effects in Indiana, the country’s fifth largest corn-producing state. 

Who Decides How To Protect LGBTQ Student Rights?

Jun 14, 2018

School policies across the state to specifically address the rights of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) students vary, and advocacy groups say those can have a long-term impact on kids.

Retaliatory Chinese tariffs have impacted trade of recycled material from Indiana and elsewhere. This problem could create an opportunity for Indiana – but at a cost.

U.S. Senate Takes Up Farm Bill After House Bill Fails

Jun 12, 2018
Produce from local farmers is unloaded at the Lafayette-based Food Finders. (FILE PHOTO: Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Lauren Chapman

After the farm bill failed in the U.S. House last month, it’s the Senate’s turn to take the legislation up. Wednesday's Senate hearing is unlikely to be as controversial.