In his State of the State address yesterday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb presented an ambitious and thoughtful plan to help all Hoosiers pursue their dreams today and in the future.
“Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow,” Holcomb said. “Right now we have 85,000 jobs in Indiana unfilled because employers can’t find the people equipped with the skills they need.
“This is the defining issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste,” Holcomb said.
Holcomb asked lawmakers to work to ensure every Hoosier student receives “an education infused with STEM subjects, critical thinking skills and the intellectual curiosity that prepares them for lifelong learning—so when they graduate from high school, they have a ticket to their future success, be it going on to college or entering the workforce to realize a fulfilling career.”