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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

Indiana’s Applied Research Institute unveils new name and brand; awards first contract to Purdue University

Team of researchers from Purdue University, Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame to collaborate on trusted microelectronics project INDIANAPOLIS (April 25, 2018) ─ The Applied Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization supported by the Governor of Indiana, presidents of top research universities, and industry leaders and working in collaboration with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane … Continue reading Indiana’s Applied Research Institute unveils new name and brand; awards first contract to Purdue University

Regional Opportunity Initiatives Newsletter, February 2018

Subscribe to the ROI Newsletter. In this issue: CEO Update Save the date for the ROI Annual Report to the Region Occupational Needs Assessment underway Thank you to our sector partners! ROI education initiatives show impact in 2017 STEM Fellows tour IVY Tech labs, discover new ways to integrate technology in the classroom Former GM executive … Continue reading Regional Opportunity Initiatives Newsletter, February 2018

Crane Workplace Simulation Project gives students real-world STEM experiences

On Friday, January 23, Bloomfield High School hosted ROI to see this year’s Crane Workplace Simulation Project presentations. The semester-long program pairs volunteers from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, with students to actively engage in projects that prepare them for what STEM-related careers are like. The Workplace Simulation Project was launched in the Bloomfield School … Continue reading Crane Workplace Simulation Project gives students real-world STEM experiences

Ready Schools explore applied manufacturing and engineering centers at VU & USI

  On January 19, ROI's Ready Schools District Coordinators visited Vincennes University and the University of Southern Indiana to explore learning environments for students pursuing pathways in engineering, manufacturing, and machining. District coordinators toured VU’s Advanced CNC Machining & Programming facilities and the Hurco Training Center (HTC) used by students pursuing pathways in automated manufacturing and machining. … Continue reading Ready Schools explore applied manufacturing and engineering centers at VU & USI

Regional Opportunity Initiatives Newsletter, November 2017

Subscribe to the ROI Newsletter. In this issue: Ready Schools visit student-run machine shop Out-of-school STEM grants provide more high-quality learning opportunities for K-12 students Regional schools awarded Lilly Endowment counseling grants ROI collaborating on key issues facing Southwest Central Indiana Skill UP! work-based learning provides authentic job experiences & soft skill development Next Level … Continue reading Regional Opportunity Initiatives Newsletter, November 2017

Skill UP! work-based learning provides authentic job experiences & soft skill development

Work-based learning has become a popular term among employers, educators, and education policy-makers. Loosely defined, work-based learning is an educational experience that engages students in a work experience while he or she completes a course of study. The experience allows students to build technical and professional skills and gain invaluable industry experience, while they earn … Continue reading Skill UP! work-based learning provides authentic job experiences & soft skill development

Southwest Central Indiana schools awarded Lilly Endowment counseling grants

Three school districts and one charter school in Southwest Central Indiana were awarded grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. to implement strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students. Brown County Schools, Bloomington Project School, Monroe County Community School Corporation, and Orleans Community School Corporation were among 52 Indiana school corporations and charter schools selected … Continue reading Southwest Central Indiana schools awarded Lilly Endowment counseling grants

Ready Schools visit student-run machine shop

The ROI team and the 2017 cohort of Ready Schools recently joined the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) for a visit to Cardinal Manufacturing at Eleva-Strum Schools in Strum, Wisconsin. Cardinal Manufacturing is a student-run machine shop that teaches students needed technical or soft skills. These high school students learn to manage a … Continue reading Ready Schools visit student-run machine shop