My Path, My Choice Initiative Aims to Increase Post High School Options

By Andrew Pillow

Indiana has invested heavily in career training. Glenda Ritz has announced a new program to continue in that vein.

The My Path, My Choice program is designed to “expand college and career pathways”. The Indiana Department of Education is also applying for a $1.8 million grant to support the plan. This would be in addition to the $100,000 New Skills for Youth Grant from JP Morgan Chase.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz believes that this program will improve options for Hoosier students.

“No matter their zip code, students deserve to have access to high-quality college and career readiness opportunities during their PK-12 career,” said Ritz.  “Every student should graduate high school understanding the relevance of their learning, with the skills and credentials to be successful in college or career.  That is why I am excited to renew the Department of Education’s commitment to expanding college and career pathways by submitting a New Skills for Youth grant proposal which will allow Indiana to implement a high-quality college and career readiness plan.”

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.