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Career and Technical Education Diploma Moves to the Full House

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.

The Courier and Press reports a committee appointed by the Indiana Career Council would develop the requirements for the new diploma. Before it can be used in schools, it would need approval by the Indiana Career Council, the Indiana State Board of Education and the Indiana Commission of Higher Education.

The legislation now moves to the full House for consideration.