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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 [...]

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

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

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 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

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