Attainment

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 [...]

Sharing Innovative Strategies and Approaches 2018-11-19T10:48:19+00:00

Poverty Simulation in Columbus, Indiana

About 80 people experienced the realities of poverty in a unique simulation conducted on October 30, 2018, at the Commons, by EcO Network (an initiative of the Community Education Coalition), United Way of Bartholomew County, Madison Consolidated Schools, Council for Youth Development and Cummins Inc. Poverty is often portrayed as a stand-alone issue, but this [...]

Poverty Simulation in Columbus, Indiana 2018-11-16T12:24:56+00:00

EcO Network Welcomes Taylor Tertocha, IN Adult Promise VISTA

Taylor Tertocha (22) is a new addition to the EcO Network team as an IN Adult Promise AmeriCorps VISTA through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Her work with us will be focused on supporting EcO Attainment Network strategies to increase educational attainment of adults in southeast Indiana. Additionally, she will be broadening the awareness [...]

EcO Network Welcomes Taylor Tertocha, IN Adult Promise VISTA 2018-11-16T12:05:57+00:00

EcO Network Presents at NCAN National Conference

The Community Education Coalition’s EcO Network initiative presented at the fall 2018 NCAN National Conference in Pittsburgh.  It was an honor to be accepted into this highly competitive conference to conduct an advanced skill level effective practices workshop on management and leadership. Our session, Moving Beyond Programs: Rethinking Networks to Maximize Cross-sector Partnerships, spoke to programs [...]

EcO Network Presents at NCAN National Conference 2018-10-09T11:22:51+00:00

Lumina Talent Hub- Learning Lab

A team from southeast Indiana recently attended a Learning Lab in Nashville, TN, along with five other Talent Hub sites from across the country.   The two-day convening was sponsored by Lumina Foundation, Jobs for the Future, and Kresge Foundation.  Attendees from Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tulsa, Columbus and Elkhart County Indiana participated in peer consultancy [...]

Lumina Talent Hub- Learning Lab 2018-10-09T11:17:23+00:00

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