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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

Exploring options: Community Education Coalition hosts ‘Es Posible’

The Republic By Andy East - 10/7/19 7:06 PM A Columbus Education Coalition Latino Education Group encouraged young Latino students at a recent conference to follow their dreams and to believe that anything “es posible,” including attending college. The conference, called “Es Posible,” which translates to “it is possible” in English, was held at the Columbus Learning [...]

Exploring options: Community Education Coalition hosts ‘Es Posible’2019-10-16T12:35:23-05:00

Innovative Strategies to Close Postsecondary Attainment Gaps

IHEP- INSTITUTE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AUTHORS: LEANNE DAVIS, KIMBERLY WATTS, AND JULIE AJINKYA OCTOBER 2019 Four Regional Approaches to Support Rural Students Rural America has been largely abandoned by higher education for too long. Nearly 41 million American adults live 25 miles or more from the nearest university or college, or in areas where [...]

Innovative Strategies to Close Postsecondary Attainment Gaps2019-10-10T11:49:32-05:00

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

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