Emerging Initiatives

Strada awards education coalition nearly $1 million

By Julie McClure -2/5/19 7:48 PM The Republic   The Columbus-based Community Education Coalition will receive nearly $1 million through a Strada Education Network grant to support programming in the coalition’s Economic Opportunities through Education Network. The Innovative Solutions in Education to Employment grant was announced Wednesday by Strada, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by [...]

Strada awards education coalition nearly $1 million2019-02-06T08:03:06-05:00

Strada Invests $8 Million in Innovative Projects Connecting Education to Employment

By Daryl Graham Senior Vice President, Philanthropy, Strada Education Network In our mission to improve the pathway between education and employment, Strada Education Network is dedicated to leveraging the most up-to-date research to inform our philanthropic decisions, based on what’s working, what deserves a chance to prove itself, and what has the greatest potential to [...]

Strada Invests $8 Million in Innovative Projects Connecting Education to Employment2019-02-05T12:30:30-05:00

IU President’s Medal for Excellence awarded to John Burnett

On January 31 John Burnett, Community Education Coalition's President & CEO, was awarded the Indiana University President's Medal for Excellence by President McRobbie for his part in the collaborative efforts to establish the Indiana University J Irwin Miller Architecture Program in Columbus, Indiana. The award was presented as part of a dedication ceremony for The Republic Building in Columbus [...]

IU President’s Medal for Excellence awarded to John Burnett2019-02-04T09:27:28-05:00

Higher education, greater success: Data shows attainment levels, incomes jumping locally

The Republic By Kirk Johannesen - 1/20/19 6:44 AM Significantly more residents in the greater Columbus area have earned advanced degrees compared to nearly a decade ago, an improvement that local educational and economic leaders say is beneficial to the community and its economy. The increase is attributable to job growth, skill needs, talent attraction and education [...]

Higher education, greater success: Data shows attainment levels, incomes jumping locally2019-01-30T11:51:12-05:00

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 [...]

EcO Network Welcomes Rhonda Fischer2018-12-12T12:11:19-05:00

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 [...]

Reversing the skills gap: 100 students get look at fast-paced career opportunities in manufacturing2018-12-06T15:59:07-05:00

A focus on student well-being: Counseling Counts expanding to all BCSC buildings

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 [...]

A focus on student well-being: Counseling Counts expanding to all BCSC buildings2018-12-06T16:01:08-05:00

Virtual reality lab gives students in Columbus a new way to learn

Fox 59 News SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, BY BRETT KAST, UPDATED AT 05:08PM, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 COLUMBUS, Ind. – "I can actually make a blood vessel just by pulling the triggers,” said high school junior Ivan Lamb as he began pressing buttons on his virtual reality controller. Soon after that, he was reaching out into thin air attempting [...]

Virtual reality lab gives students in Columbus a new way to learn2018-12-06T16:05:02-05:00

Latino students pursue dreams: College, careers within reach

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 [...]

Latino students pursue dreams: College, careers within reach2018-12-06T16:07:35-05:00