GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence wants more Indiana students to graduate from high school prepared to work in skilled jobs throughout the state.
Pence wants to create regional workgroups that would create alternative curriculums designed to place high school students in technical and vocational jobs. Pence laid out his plan Tuesday at the Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood.
It's unclear how much money the proposal would cost or how Pence would pay for it. He says business leaders he has talked to during the campaign say they want to chip in money.
Democratic candidate John Gregg calls the proposal a good idea but criticizes Pence for waiting on "Washington-style committees" rather than acting immediately.
Gregg, Pence and Libertarian Rupert Boneham are running to succeed Gov. Mitch Daniels in November.