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Pence recognizes Chesterton resident Audra Peterson in speech

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence recognized Chesterton resident Audra Peterson last night in his State of the State address.

Peterson, Director of LaPorte County Career and Technical Education, was named the 2014 Career and Technical Education Director of the Year. Peterson was recognized by Governor Pence for the work she has done in partnership with NIPSCO to create an Energy Pathway for students in LaPorte County.

Pence noted that opportunities in career and technical education should be made available to more students in the state of Indiana. He called for a focus on education during this legislative session.

During the event Peterson attended a reception with many of the state’s leaders, spoke with the First Lady and Governor Pence and was a special guest seated in the First Lady’s box during the session.

In response to the Governor’s address, Peterson said, “In today’s world, the demand for career and technical education is real and it is urgent. I see it each and every day, whether collaborating with area employers in need of qualified employees or through the dedication and passion of our students, who are working hard toward a career pathway. The Governor’s commitment today to ensuring our young people are career-ready will make all the difference for Indiana’s workforce tomorrow.”

Posted 1/14/2015




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