[r44] Rep. Baird encourages students to pursue higher education (9/26/2011)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Start Date: 9/26/2011
End Date: 9/26/2011

STATEHOUSE – State Rep. Jim Baird (R – Greencastle) spoke to Cloverdale High School students today, encouraging Hoosier students to pursue higher education options and plan for college completion. The event at Cloverdale High School was part of the launch of the College GO! Week, an initiative launched at elementary, high schools and colleges statewide Sept. 26 -30.

The College GO! Week campaign is one of three campaigns sponsored by Learn More Indiana, a partnership of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Department of Education, Department of Workforce Development and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana.

“The College GO! Week campaign reminds students to take important educational steps of making a graduation plan for high school, deciding what to do after high school and applying for colleges or another quality workforce programs,” said Rep. Baird. “The important steps of furthering one’s education will make today’s students successful in tomorrow’s workforce.”

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, nearly two-thirds of jobs will require a college degree or a recognized workforce credential by 2018. Various university representatives will visit Cloverdale High School to reinforce College GO! Week’s message to plan for college completion and focus on how to attain career success.

Rep. Baird along with the General Assembly supported legislation in the 2011 legislative session supporting various aspects of scholarships for students seeking higher education and strengthening the current Twenty-first Century Scholars Program to ensure the program will remain a viable option for students seeking higher education.
“Education goes hand in hand with career success,” said Rep. Baird. “I encourage all students to participate in College GO! Week and explore the possibilities of higher education.”

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