Indiana Education Transformation Conference
Challenges Indiana communities face today:
- 60% of all new jobs will require skills possessed by only 20% of the current workforce.
U.S. Department of Education
- Nearly 30% of all students do not graduate from high school, and only one-third of high school graduates have the necessary skills to succeed.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- 85% of current jobs are considered “skilled,” requiring education beyond high school, and 40% of all new jobs will require at least an associates degree.
Crisis at the Core. ACT Policy Report, 2004
To combat challenges like these, CELL hosts the annual statewide Indiana Education Transformation Conference. Focused on transformation, innovation and education, the conference brings the world to Indiana through international, national and local education and economic experts. CELL’s conference unites teams of school, business, policy, and community leaders to build high-performance education systems that fuse 21st-century skills, knowledge and global connectedness with student learning, community values and economic development.
Elevating the sense of urgency for education reform and providing the strategies and action steps to implement change, the Indiana Education Transformation Conference works to ensure that all students graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary for postsecondary training and work in the 21st-century global economy. Reaching hundreds of stakeholders annually, the conference promotes a new vision for education to support a positive future for the state and all its citizens.