Pence, Ritz to speak at CELL event


Gov. Mike Pence and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz are scheduled to speak Friday at the inaugural Indiana Education and Workforce Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Indiana Education Roundtable and UIndy’s Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning.

The 200 attendees at the downtown Hyatt Regency will include civic leaders and policy makers as well as representatives of Indiana business and industry, K-12 education, higher education and career and technical education.


The program begins at 9:40 a.m. with an overview from CELL Executive Director David Dresslar, followed by Pence at 10 a.m. and Ritz at 10:30 a.m.

About the Education-Workforce Innovation Network
Friday’s summit is the first major meeting of the state’s Education-Workforce Innovation Network, established by CELL and the Indiana Education Roundtable with funding from Lilly Endowment and the Joyce Foundation. The network’s aim is to better align secondary and postsecondary education systems with specific growth industries and opportunities in each region of the state, using a three-pronged approach that includes developing new models of technical education; strengthening postsecondary math remediation programs; and promoting dual-credit courses that allow high school students to earn transferable college credits in academic and technical subjects. More information is available at