Pence promotes career training at NBC education event

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is using a national appearance in New York City to promote the state's efforts to improve career training.

Pence touted steps to improve vocational training before an audience Monday at NBC's Education Nation summit. He also defended his choice to "pause" implementation of Common Core national education standards.

Pence has spent much of his first year in office trying to improve coordination between Indiana's K-12 schools, colleges and manufacturing companies. He created a series of regional works councils earlier this year to study how to better coordinate education and training.

Pence has also looked to expand education overhauls championed by former Gov. Mitch Daniels and former School Superintendent Tony Bennett.

Pence joined two Democratic governors, Massachusetts' Deval Patrick and Kentucky's Steve Beshear, on the panel Monday.

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