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.
Focused on strategies and methods to prepare students for the exciting transformative opportunities coming to Indiana schools.
Uniting business, community, and education leaders to engage in groundbreaking innovative education transformation sessions focused on student achievement and college attainment.
Focused on graduating all Indiana students college-ready and prepared for 21st-century success, the 2010 conference will feature ideas and strategies for rethinking education, reinventing schools and renewing opportunity for students and our state.
The 2009 conference will provide innovative strategies, promote ingenuity and establish statewide initiatives to improve educational and economic opportunities in Indiana.
The 2008 conference examined how Indiana’s high schools can respond to a changing world to create globally competent students prepared for the 21st century.
The 2007 conference focused on equity, engagement and education strategies leading to economic success.
Taking a global approach to education, the 2006 conference worked to create world-class schools through leadership and learning.
As the inaugural conference, the 2005 event established a clear connection between high schools and economic development to create a sense of urgency for education reform.