Indiana High School students could choose to work toward a diploma in career and technical education under a bill authored by state Rep. Wendy McNamara. The House and Education Committee was passed by legislation 10-1, requiring the state to develop the new diploma to tailor curriculum to students pursuing careers in technical fields and helping employers fill skilled jobs.

McNamara, said its her hope the new diploma would have the equivalence of the state’s Core 40 high school diploma to allow students to move back and forth if they choose.