Emerging Initiatives

IHEP Creates CEC & CivicLab Stakeholder Engagement Process Guidebook

The Institute for Higher Education Policy has created a fantastic guidebook providing an overview of the CEC / CivicLab Stakeholder Engagement Process - our process for working together collaboratively toward shared regional outcomes. "Community. Collaboration. Co-creation. These are the three principles that the Community Education Coalition (CEC) has applied for more than ten years to [...]

IHEP Creates CEC & CivicLab Stakeholder Engagement Process Guidebook2020-03-23T13:19:48-04:00

EcO IT Network Awarded EWIN Planning Grant

EWIN Grant awarded This fall, the Information Technology (IT) EcO Network was awarded a $9000 EWIN planning grant from the University of Indianapolis’ Center of Excellence in Learning of Leadership (CELL), Education Workforce Innovative Network (EWIN) office.  The project launched on October 31st, with the following objective: Make it easy for employers and local high [...]

EcO IT Network Awarded EWIN Planning Grant2019-11-15T08:12:19-05:00

EcO Network Forum on the Future of Work

Partners gather to discuss Future of Work The energy in the room was high on Monday, November 4th when close to a hundred EcO Network partners met at the Indigo Hotel in Columbus for a discussion forum on the future of work. We had representatives from all EcO Network industry sectors including manufacturing, healthcare and [...]

EcO Network Forum on the Future of Work2019-11-14T09:18:42-05:00

Working together: Columbus, nearby communities named 21st Century Talent Region

The Republic By Andy East - 8/3/19 8:40 PM A regional network of communities in southeastern Indiana including Columbus has been designated a 21st Century Talent Region. The regional network, called the EcO Network of Southeast Indiana, includes Columbus, Seymour, Batesville, Greensburg, North Vernon and Rising Sun. The Indiana governor’s office made the designation official during a ceremony [...]

Working together: Columbus, nearby communities named 21st Century Talent Region2019-08-05T10:51:35-04:00

EcO Network partners investing in Information Technology

Use of technology is pervasive in our daily lives and increasing.  Southern Indiana has untapped potential for people of all ages to expand and deepen their computer and information knowledge.  Broadband and Internet access is growing, opening up new opportunities for rural Indiana to connect with and interact through information technology (IT). EcO Network partners [...]

EcO Network partners investing in Information Technology2019-05-08T12:46:17-04:00

Collaboration Builds Powerful Tool to Advance Educational Attainment

Through our EcO Network partnerships we are making the learning that takes place in publicly-funded workforce training programs transparent to employers, education providers, and individuals themselves.  As one of twenty-four Lumina Foundation designated Talent Hub sites, we are focusing our regional efforts on adults with no college, particularly low-income and Latino populations, in Southeast Indiana.  [...]

Collaboration Builds Powerful Tool to Advance Educational Attainment2019-05-08T12:28:59-04:00