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EcO Network Welcomes Rhonda Fischer

Please join us in welcoming Rhonda Fischer as the newest member of the Community Education Coalition (CEC) team as she takes on the role of EcO Network Manager. In this role, Rhonda will be responsible for facilitating industry sector networks in Southeast Indiana, supporting manufacturing, healthcare, IT and other emerging industries critical to our region’s economy.  Rhonda will also have responsibility for working with regional K12 partners to facilitate and design the next generation of the EcO High School Champion Network, which [...]

Addressing the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing

The atmosphere in the manufacturing and machining labs at Seymour High School feels more like the inside of a manufacturing facility rather than a classroom because of a program entitled “Owl Manufacturing” -  a student run manufacturing operation, or School Based Enterprise (SBE), designed to address the skill gap in advanced manufacturing.  The program engages students in meaningful education while exposing them to potential manufacturing-related careers, sharpens their technical skills, and instills the soft skills and professionalism that employers crave. [...]

Manufacturing, News|

Sharing Innovative Strategies and Approaches

The EcO Network was highlighted at the Talent Hub Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on September 18, 2018; where talent hub communities from across the nation came together to strategize and share best practices in support of adult learners. Attendees participated in sessions to help peer communities remove barriers and share “what works” to accelerate educational attainment. “Behind every great human story, is a data story,” said Kathy Huffman, as she kicked of a ‘Ted-like Talk,’ which highlighted the collaborative work [...]

Attainment, News|

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