Education summit urges more Hoosiers to pursue post-high school programs

An Education summit sent a message that higher pay will not happen until more Hoosiers graduate high school.

Wednesay, the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce held an education summit to discuss how to improve wages in the area. Currently, only one out of every three Indiana residents experiences some sort of post-secondary education.

"Actually Indiana ranks 40th in educational attainment of our citizens and 41st in per capita personal income we believe there's a relationship between that , and if we want to increase the per capita income of Hoosiers we need to increase the educational attainment of Hoosiers,” according to Theresa Lubbers, of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Indiana has been successful in luring more people into college and post-secondary training programs. Now efforts are focused on keeping them there.

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