FOCUS: More kids take vocational classes but challenges remain

In the school year that ended in May, nearly 175,000 students were enrolled in more than 235,000 career and technical classes. That’s an 11 percent increase since the 2012-2013 school year, when Gov. Mike Pence challenged schools to serve students going to work as well as students going to college.

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Indy to host aerospace conference in 2018

The Aerospace Industries Association plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018, state officials announced Tuesday from a prestigious airshow in England.

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Highly skilled manufacturing likely to stay in U.S. but other jobs less safe

Proprietary manufacturing jobs—such as those in the aerospace, automotive and life sciences sectors—are likely to even grow as employers seek talent and quality control. But lower-skilled basic production work is on its way out to international markets like China, India and Mexico, where wages are a fraction as expensive.

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