The Republic: Matthew Kent, 9/27/2018 A program designed to assist students with mental health and other needs has gained a foothold in the 11,500-student in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. The Counseling Counts program is a two-tiered approach focused on prevention and providing acute care to students from prekindergarten through high school. With the launch [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Republic: Matthew Kent, 9/18/2018 The new leader at the McDowell Education Center hopes to form partnerships with local employers to prepare adult education students with skills that are needed in the workforce. Megan Shaff, who was promoted to adult and alternative education director for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. effective with the new school year, [...]
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, [...]
The Republic: Julie McClure, 9/8/2018 A group of Latino leaders with Columbus connections shared their journeys to educational and career success with students from five area high schools who hope to follow in their footsteps. Exito Latino, a one-day event at the Columbus Learning Center, brought 180 Latino students to the IUPUC and Ivy Tech [...]
While career and workforce development continues to be an important issue to Hoosiers, the Jackson County Learning Center is providing necessary education and workforce support to enable Hoosiers to develop skills, grow their potential, and work toward a bright future.
Congratulations to Columbus Signature Academy for receiving STEM certification from the Indiana Department of Education! The project-based school is one of 60 in the state that have received the designation.
The Republic: Kirk Johannesen -8/23/18 Nearly two dozen students excited to be part of something new started classes in something old — yet distinctly Modern. Inside First Christian Church, one of the most well-known designs of renowned Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen, Indiana University’s new J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program commenced Monday in downtown Columbus. The church, [...]