Manufacturing

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 Employment2019-02-05T12:30:30-04:00

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 Burnett2019-02-04T09:27:28-04:00

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 locally2019-01-30T11:51:12-04:00

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 Fischer2018-12-12T12:11:19-04:00

Addressing the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing

The atmosphere in the manufacturing and machining labs at Seymour High School feels more like the inside of a manufacturing facility rather than a classroom because of a program entitled “Owl Manufacturing” -  a student run manufacturing operation, or School Based Enterprise (SBE), designed to address the skill gap in advanced manufacturing.  The program engages [...]

Addressing the Skills Gap in Advanced Manufacturing2018-11-16T12:41:35-04:00

For the Manufacturing Industry, School Is in Session

U.S. News and World Report By Adina Solomon, Contributor | Oct. 24, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. By 2025, it’s projected that U.S. manufacturing will have 2 million jobs left empty due to a skills gap. To stem this, schools and companies are working to teach – and attract – high school students. Dylan Rigdon's grandfather and father worked [...]

For the Manufacturing Industry, School Is in Session2018-10-25T11:58:58-04:00

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 manufacturing2018-12-06T15:59:07-04:00

Welded bliss: New Toyota lab to prepare Ivy Tech students for growing job opportunities

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 [...]

Welded bliss: New Toyota lab to prepare Ivy Tech students for growing job opportunities2018-12-06T16:01:45-04:00