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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 are [...]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Manufacturing, News|

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.  In [...]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

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 geographically [...]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

Degrees to Success: Making Dreams Come True

One of the strategies in our Talent Hub Attainment work is to partner with our state community college system -- IVY Tech -- on a program called "Achieve Your Degree."  It is a business/student/Ivy Tech partnership that is showing good results for adult students.  One of our local businesses, Madison Precision Products, is featured in the [...]

April 29th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, News, Who We Are|

EcO Network brings awareness of resources, services for Latino population

The Republic Shelby Mullis 4/12/19   Latinos made up about 5.8 percent of Columbus’ total population in 2010, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. That’s 2,575 people out of Columbus’ then-population of 44,085. In conjunction with a public equity forum Thursday, the EcO Attainment Network hosted a resource gathering at Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor where local [...]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Latino, News, Who We Are|

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 in [...]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|

At age 52, culinary training leads to dream job.

Sherry’s love of hospitality enabled her to achieve her dream.  For nineteen years Sherry worked as a waitress, but Sherry wished for additional training in culinary.  She found her answer in a class at the Education Center of Rising Sun. “Sherry was an exceptional student and received exemplary scores on her exams,” said Sandra Bowlus, one [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Attainment, News|

For Smart Investments In Higher Education Keep Your Eye On Strada

Michael T. Nietzel Contributor   In the past few months, Strada Education Network has engaged in some very smart philanthropy on behalf of higher education. Previously one of the nation's major student loan guarantors under the name USA Funds, Strada is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that over the past five years has awarded about $100 million in grants to improve [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, Manufacturing, News, Who We Are|
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