Manufacturing

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

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 [...]

Addressing the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing 2018-11-16T12:41:35+00:00

For the Manufacturing Industry, School Is in Session

U.S. News and World Report By Adina Solomon, Contributor | Oct. 24, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. By 2025, it’s projected that U.S. manufacturing will have 2 million jobs left empty due to a skills gap. To stem this, schools and companies are working to teach – and attract – high school students. Dylan Rigdon's grandfather and father worked [...]

For the Manufacturing Industry, School Is in Session 2018-10-25T11:58:58+00:00

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

The Republic 10/24/2018, by Matthew Kent 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 [...]

Reversing the skills gap: 100 students get look at fast-paced career opportunities in manufacturing 2018-12-06T15:59:07+00:00

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

The Republic: Matthew Kent, 9/25/2018 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 [...]

Welded bliss: New Toyota lab to prepare Ivy Tech students for growing job opportunities 2018-12-06T16:01:45+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

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

Fox 59 News SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, BY BRETT KAST, UPDATED AT 05:08PM, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 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 [...]

Virtual reality lab gives students in Columbus a new way to learn 2018-12-06T16:05:02+00:00

Brownstown teacher participates in summer internship program

The Tribune: Staff Reports, 9/9/2018 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, [...]

Brownstown teacher participates in summer internship program 2018-12-06T16:06:43+00:00