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Speakers challenge, encourage Latino students: 220 attend conference in Columbus

The Republic If opportunities for successful lives seem elusive for local Hispanics, obstacles can be overcome through effort. That message was delivered Friday to 220 Latino students in grades 7-10 during the first “Es Posible” conference, presented by the Latino Education Group, a program of the Community Education Coalition. Delivering the keynote address at the [...]

Speakers challenge, encourage Latino students: 220 attend conference in Columbus 2018-10-07T11:57:38+00:00

A focus on student well-being: Counseling Counts expanding to all BCSC buildings

The Republic: A program designed to assist students with mental health and other needs has gained a foothold in the 11,500-student in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. The Counseling Counts program is a two-tiered approach focused on prevention and providing acute care to students from prekindergarten through high school. With the launch of the program, [...]

A focus on student well-being: Counseling Counts expanding to all BCSC buildings 2018-09-27T08:18:01+00:00

Welded bliss: New Toyota lab to prepare Ivy Tech students for growing job opportunities

The Republic: A new welding lab at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus represents the latest local investment in workforce development. The college on Tuesday unveiled its Toyota Industrial Equipment Welding Laboratory, made possible by a $367,800 donation from TIEM, a Columbus-based forklift company that is the county’s fourth-largest manufacturing employer. More than 35 people turned [...]

Welded bliss: New Toyota lab to prepare Ivy Tech students for growing job opportunities 2018-09-26T09:32:16+00:00

Ivy Tech, Toyota open new welding lab

COLUMBUS, Ind.–Ivy Tech Community College and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM) will unveil the new Toyota Industrial Equipment Welding Laboratory at Ivy Tech in Columbus with a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 25. Of the $367,800 gift TIEM has donated to the college, Ivy Tech used $250,000 to renovate, expand and upgrade its welding lab, nearly tripling [...]

Ivy Tech, Toyota open new welding lab 2018-09-21T08:11:29+00:00

Leading learning for all ages: From infants to adults, new McDowell director has mentoring role

The Republic: The new leader at the McDowell Education Center hopes to form partnerships with local employers to prepare adult education students with skills that are needed in the workforce. Megan Shaff, who was promoted to adult and alternative education director for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. effective with the new school year, had spent the [...]

Leading learning for all ages: From infants to adults, new McDowell director has mentoring role 2018-09-19T09:44:40+00:00

Crowd soaks in Festiva Latina: Hundreds attend cultural event

The Republic: Well before a six-piece mariachi band could launch its first spirited number Friday evening in downtown Columbus, an expanded Festiva Latina already looked to be a success. An estimated 500 people already began crowding Fourth Street just 45 minutes into the free, cultural bridge-building event, even as local and other officials issued a [...]

Crowd soaks in Festiva Latina: Hundreds attend cultural event 2018-09-17T07:49:34+00:00

Virtual reality lab gives students in Columbus a new way to learn

COLUMBUS, Ind. – "I can actually make a blood vessel just by pulling the triggers,” said high school junior Ivan Lamb as he began pressing buttons on his virtual reality controller. Soon after that, he was reaching out into thin air attempting to grab a piece of DNA. "Even though you learn it on paper, going [...]

Virtual reality lab gives students in Columbus a new way to learn 2018-09-10T08:36:02+00:00

Brownstown teacher participates in summer internship program

The Tribune: Before the 2018-19 school year began, more than 20 Indiana teachers and school counselors wrapped up the fourth year of a unique summer internship program to better connect industry to education. That included Robin Perry of Brownstown Central High School. Through the Indiana Department of Education’s Teachers/Counselors in Industry program, she completed an [...]

Brownstown teacher participates in summer internship program 2018-09-10T08:29:58+00:00

Latino students pursue dreams: College, careers within reach

The Republic: A group of Latino leaders with Columbus connections shared their journeys to educational and career success with students from five area high schools who hope to follow in their footsteps. Exito Latino, a one-day event at the Columbus Learning Center, brought 180 Latino students to the IUPUC and Ivy Tech Community College campus [...]

Latino students pursue dreams: College, careers within reach 2018-09-10T08:24:29+00:00