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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

Focus Magazine, Fall 2019: A Dangerous Divide

Rural students face a growing gap in college-level learning Posted: September 20, 2019 Authors: Susan Headden Organizations: Lumina Foundation Here’s a surprising fact: Students from America’s rural communities graduate from high school at rates higher than the national average. Fully 80 percent of them finish 12th grade, just a shade below the 81 percent who graduate from more [...]

Focus Magazine, Fall 2019: A Dangerous Divide2019-10-03T10:54:38-05:00

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 Region2019-08-05T10:51:35-05:00

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 Technology2019-05-08T12:46:17-05:00

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 Attainment2019-05-08T12:28:59-05:00

Indiana Talents Networks (ITN)

The EcO Network hosted the Indiana Talent Networks (ITN) quarterly meeting in March. ITN is a network of networks,” with each network focused on talent in Indiana and striving to address the question, “How might we focus our collective efforts to attract and retain, develop, and connect and engage diverse talent in Indiana?”  ITN brings together [...]

Indiana Talents Networks (ITN)2019-05-08T20:08:56-05:00

Organizations host conversation about community ‘equity’

The Republic By Andy East 4/12/19   Community residents were asked if they really understood why diversity, inclusion, racial justice and equity are important to a community during a session sponsored by The United Way of Bartholomew County, along with several other organizations. The event, “Understanding and Building Equity in Community,” was at The Commons [...]

Organizations host conversation about community ‘equity’2019-04-17T10:10:35-05:00