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