35 educators graduate from STEM Fellow program

Nine months ago, the third STEM Fellows cohort embarked on an education and leadership journey to improve STEM education throughout the Indiana Uplands. ROI selected 35 elementary educators to learn not only STEM content and pedagogy but also peer coaching and leadership. Over the academic year, Fellows engaged in professional development in project-based learning, computer … Continue reading 35 educators graduate from STEM Fellow program

March 17 Grant Workshop Canceled

A Message from Regional Opportunity Initiatives: IMPORTANT NOTICE: The ROI Ready Communities, Round III Grant Workshop scheduled for March 17 has been canceled (both the live workshop and the Zoom virtual meeting). In response to changing circumstances and potential spread of COVID-19, we understand that many priorities have changed for members of our communities. We … Continue reading March 17 Grant Workshop Canceled

Announcing the Indiana Uplands Regional Innovation Award Winners

Regional Collaboration Award Mitchell Community Schools in Lawrence County Orleans Community Schools in Orange County Shoals Community Schools in Martin CountyQuality of Place Innovation Award City of Huntingburg Market Street ParkSTEM Innovation Award Paoli High School Agriculture DepartmentPathway Innovation of the Year White River Valley High School Precision Machining ProgramTalent Innovation Award Loogootee Community Schools … Continue reading Announcing the Indiana Uplands Regional Innovation Award Winners

ROI opens application for first round of Ready Communities implementation grants

Ready Communities grants to enhance quality of place and workforce attraction strategies in the Indiana Uplands Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has opened up applications for its first round of Ready Communities Implementation Grants for projects in counties that have completed a Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan. Three rounds of funding will be available … Continue reading ROI opens application for first round of Ready Communities implementation grants

April 18: ROI Annual Report to the Region

Employers, educators, community leaders, economic development organizations, workforce development professionals, and nonprofits are gathering April 18 at the French Lick Resort Event Center for ROI’s third Annual Report to the Region. This event is free and open to the public.April 18: ROI Annual Report to the RegionFrench Lick Resort Event Center • 9:00–11:00 ROI's Annual … Continue reading April 18: ROI Annual Report to the Region

ROI announces launch of $3.5 million community grant program

The Ready Communities Initiative will provide counties and communities the resources necessary to strategically plan for, develop, and implement projects and programs that build quality of place, grow regional capacity for workforce development and attraction, and improve the attributes and amenities that make the Indiana Uplands a desirable place to live, work and play.

ROI Educator Boot Camp: SAIC

ROI Educator Boot Camp Update:  This morning, regional teachers & educators visited military contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at the East Gate Business & Tech Center in Bedford to learn about mechanical jobs available at the facility.  Thank you to Tony Kestranek who provided information about some of the SAIC’s electrical efforts, including cable manufacturing … Continue reading ROI Educator Boot Camp: SAIC