The purpose of this network is to bring together educators, advanced manufacturing leaders, workforce, and community-based organizations that can work together to coordinate and align educational program offerings to students that can then successfully connect with well-paying occupations. This ensures student-centered, “seamless educational pathways” are being communicated throughout the region to boost targeted enrollments in this priority sector and to meet future workforce demand.

EcO Regional Manufacturing Network Goals

Coordinate & Align Manufacturing & Technical Education Career Pathways

Work-Based Learning, School Run Enterprise Pathway
C4 Automation and Robotics Technology Pathway
Southeastern Career Center Diesel Technology Pathway

Increase Work & Learn Opportunities

High School Internships
Teacher Externships

Increase Manufacturing Career Outreach & Recruitment Activities

EcO High School Champions

Regional Manufacturing Guiding Team Members

Steve Coffman Ivy Tech, School of Tech. & Applied Science & Eng. Regional Dean
Becki CombsBartholomew Consolidated School Corporation, C4 Team Leader
Ron EadsWorkforce Consultant, Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Campus
Carla EnzingerBatesville Tool & Die, HR Manager
Jackie HillJackson Co. Industrial Development Corp. & EcO, Jackson Co. Workforce Director
Eric KranzDearborn County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Melissa MillerHonda Manufacturing, Human Resources Senior Administrator
Richard SewellNational Able Network, Director of Operations
Jacob StansburyCummins Inc., SIPS Learning & Development Leader
Stephanie Weber*EcO Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing Network
Adult Education Rotating Members
*Facilitator/Convener