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Third of residents struggle financially: Exercise proves eye-opener for participants

The Republic November 24, 2018 By Kirk Johannesen About one-third of households in Bartholomew County live in poverty or are considered among the working poor. Ten percent are below the federal poverty threshold, and 24 percent fit into the category of Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed (ALICE), according to the United Way of Bartholomew County. The remaining two-thirds of [...]

November 26th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Latino, News|

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 will [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Manufacturing, News|

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 students [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Manufacturing, News|

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 educational [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

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 simulation [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

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 of [...]

November 16th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

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 in [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Manufacturing, News|

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 to [...]

October 25th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Manufacturing, News|
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