EcO Network Presents at NCAN National Conference

The Community Education Coalition’s EcO Network initiative presented at the fall 2018 NCAN National Conference in Pittsburgh.  It was an honor to be accepted into this highly competitive conference to conduct an advanced skill level effective practices workshop on management and leadership. Our session, Moving Beyond Programs: Rethinking Networks to Maximize Cross-sector Partnerships, spoke to programs addressing [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

Lumina Talent Hub- Learning Lab

A team from southeast Indiana recently attended a Learning Lab in Nashville, TN, along with five other Talent Hub sites from across the country.   The two-day convening was sponsored by Lumina Foundation, Jobs for the Future, and Kresge Foundation.  Attendees from Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tulsa, Columbus and Elkhart County Indiana participated in peer consultancy sessions [...]

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

Speakers challenge, encourage Latino students: 220 attend conference in Columbus

The Republic 10/6/2018 by Mark Webber If opportunities for successful lives seem elusive for local Hispanics, obstacles can be overcome through effort. That message was delivered Friday to 220 Latino students in grades 7-10 during the first “Es Posible” conference, presented by the Latino Education Group, a program of the Community Education Coalition. Delivering the keynote [...]

October 7th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Latino, News|

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 of [...]

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Emerging Initiatives, Healthcare, Latino, News|

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 35 [...]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Manufacturing, News|

Ivy Tech, Toyota open new welding lab

COLUMBUS, Ind.–Ivy Tech Community College and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM) will unveil the new Toyota Industrial Equipment Welding Laboratory at Ivy Tech in Columbus with a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 25. Of the $367,800 gift TIEM has donated to the college, Ivy Tech used $250,000 to renovate, expand and upgrade its welding lab, nearly tripling its [...]

September 21st, 2018|Categories: Attainment, Manufacturing, News|

Leading learning for all ages: From infants to adults, new McDowell director has mentoring role

The Republic: Matthew Kent, 9/18/2018 The new leader at the McDowell Education Center hopes to form partnerships with local employers to prepare adult education students with skills that are needed in the workforce. Megan Shaff, who was promoted to adult and alternative education director for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. effective with the new school year, had [...]

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Attainment, News|

Crowd soaks in Festiva Latina: Hundreds attend cultural event

The Republic: Brian Blair, 9/15/2018 Well before a six-piece mariachi band could launch its first spirited number Friday evening in downtown Columbus, an expanded Festiva Latina already looked to be a success. An estimated 500 people already began crowding Fourth Street just 45 minutes into the free, cultural bridge-building event, even as local and other officials [...]

September 17th, 2018|Categories: Latino, News|

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 to [...]

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Emerging Initiatives, Manufacturing, News|
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