Emerging Initiatives

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 [...]

EcO Network Welcomes Rhonda Fischer 2018-11-16T12:51:16+00:00

Reversing the skills gap: 100 students get look at fast-paced career opportunities in manufacturing

The Republic Jobs in manufacturing can be fun and the work environment is fast-paced. Those were among takeaways for about 100 students in grades 7 to 9 attending the inaugural manufacturing expo Monday, hosted by automotive supplier Faurecia Clean Mobility. It was held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, a national effort to reverse a shortage [...]

Reversing the skills gap: 100 students get look at fast-paced career opportunities in manufacturing 2018-10-25T10:31:08+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

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

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

CSA New Tech High School receives STEM Certification

Congratulations to Columbus Signature Academy for receiving STEM certification from the Indiana Department of Education! The project-based school is one of 60 in the state that have received the designation.

CSA New Tech High School receives STEM Certification 2018-08-30T13:31:49+00:00

Ivy Tech Columbus & Indiana National Guard Celebrate New Cyber Academy

Ivy Tech Columbus and the Indiana National Guard hosted a "cable-cutting" ceremony today at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County to celebrate the launch of the College's new Cyber Academy. Governor Eric Holcomb, Major General Courtney Carr, Ivy Tech President Dr. Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech Columbus Chancellor Dr. Steven Combs, and students from the inaugural Cyber Academy [...]

Ivy Tech Columbus & Indiana National Guard Celebrate New Cyber Academy 2018-08-22T18:02:54+00:00