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
Carla EnzingerBatesville Tool & Die, HR Manager
Mark Graver Ivy Tech, Lawrenceburg & Batesville Campus President
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
Stephanie Weber*EcO Regional Director, Advanced Manufacturing Network
Harold WilsonCummins Inc., SIPS Learning & Development Leader