Region 10 Adult Education to Host Mini Job Fair April 7

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Region 10 Adult Education will host a Mini Job Fair at the Reisz Center (1613 East Spring Street, New Albany) on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating employers include: PESG Staffing, Rauch Inc., Walmart and Facilities Management Services. Please be ready to fill out an application!

 

 

 

 

Visit or contact Region 10 Adult Education at http://www.region10adulteducation.com for more information.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. Region 10 Adult Education serves Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

Region 10 Adult Education Plans to Double Enrollment in Five Years with Community Support

According to the Indiana Business Research Center, American Community Survey 2010-1014, released by the U.S. Census Bureau in December 2015, there are 22,396 adults aged 18-64 without a high school diploma or equivalent (HSE) in Region 10 (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties). Of those, 4,941 are between the ages 18-24, and 17,455 are between the ages 25-64. Most of these adults can improve their level of education by enrolling in a free adult education class.

The goal for adult education in Indiana is to double its enrollment in the next five years. In Region 10, the enrollment in five years should be at least 2,000 students. In order to reach that goal, every adult education program and the community it serves will need to work hard to bring new students into the free classes.

Portrait of a mature student taking notes with others in lecture in collegeFortunately, our schools are doing a good job, and the high school graduation rates are climbing each year. However, there are still too many people in our community who do not possess a high school diploma or equivalency (HSE). Some have been home schooled and did not take the final assessments; some had personal problems with poverty, drugs, alcohol or violence; some moved away and did not finish their high school education when they returned; and some received a certificate of completion instead of a diploma. There are numerous barriers that prevent people from graduating, but in adult education, the goal is to take a person at their current level and assist them in overcoming the barriers to acquire the high school equivalency and transition to postsecondary education or training that will lead to a self-sustaining occupation.

Many people who enroll in adult education are ready to pass the HSE within six to eight weeks. Each student begins by taking a short assessment which tells exactly which areas the student needs to work on to reach the level of passing. Adult education is customized for the learner. Each student uses an individual learning plan, works at his or her own speed, and can work at home when class is not in session. The more time students put into this work, the faster they are ready to pass the HSE exam. The exam consists of five sections: Math, Social Studies, Science, Reading and Writing. The HSE is a rigorous exam, and passing all parts of the test is equal to receiving a high school diploma.

Classes also consist of career assessments and workplace readiness skills in preparation for employment. Transition Specialists and other agency partners assist the students (many who already have a diploma) with workplace preparation skills such as resume writing, job searches, job applications and interviewing skills. Adult education students can be referred to WorkOne, Goodwill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Literacy, and other Consortium partnering agencies who are committed to helping adults reach their academic and career goals. Adult education students can also prepare for college, using online tools to help them pass Accuplacer, the entrance exam for Ivy Tech Community College.

As the Director of Adult Education in Region 10, I challenge the citizens in our six county area to spread the word to family members, coworkers, neighbors and friends that adult education offers free classes to help adults obtaining the HSE and prepare for postsecondary training and employment. When our workforce is better educated and trained, our entire community benefits. Class information is available by calling 812-981-3777 or online at:

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and fiscal agent.

by Angela Kirlin

Angela Kirlin is the Adult Education Director for Region 10 which includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.

Professional Women’s Network Luncheon to Be Held on May 4

ProfessionalWomensNetworkSCThe Professional Women’s Network of Scott County and Southern Indiana will be holding a luncheon on May 4 at the Mid-America Science Park. The topic is Nutrition-Exercise-Faith-Stress and how these areas play an integral part in a professional woman’s life. Shannon Carroll with Scott Memorial Hospital will be the featured speaker.

May 4, 2016 
Mid-America Science Park
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost is $15.00 per person

Networking and visiting booths: 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1-1:30 p.m.
Lunch and presentation: 12 – 1 p.m.

Please RSVP by April 25, 2016 to: pwnscsi@gmail.com or call 812-416-0373

QuickBooks Workshop Coming to Scott County on April 14

The Southeast ISBDC will be holding a QuickBooks Workshop at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg on April 14. Learn everything you need to know to get your business up and running. Register and learn more here: http://isbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/13958

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Work Ready in Scott County – Scottsburg High School Students Excel in Welding & Advanced Manufacturing Training

This is the first article in a two-part series on workforce development programs available to high school students in Scott County in partnership with the City of Scottsburg, the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the Mid-America Science Park. 

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In December, 83% of Mullins’ students earned their MSSC Safety Certificate. This is the highest pass rate since initiating the advanced manufacturing program at MASPark, and it exceeds the average pass rate in Indiana.

They haven’t entered the workforce yet, but a number of Scottsburg High School students are taking steps now to ensure their success in the future. Their school days start just like any other, but by mid-morning they are on their way to the Mid-America Science Park to learn skills they can apply in today’s advanced manufacturing and welding fields.

This style of learning may be unfamiliar to parents, and it’s certainly not the same manufacturing people were talking about 30 years ago. These students are engaging in highly skilled training using the latest technology, and it’s a smart move for those motivated to graduate a step ahead of their peers. They will graduate career-ready. Or, if they choose to pursue a two- or four-year degree, these courses are offered as dual-credit opportunities via Ivy Tech and can be applied toward a degree.

Kyle Mullins, the career and technical education teacher at Scottsburg High School, leads the dual-credit program and starts with students as freshman in an introduction to engineering class. From there, they can spend their sophomore and junior years earning industry certifications from the American Welding Society (AWS) and Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). By their senior year, they are positioned to earn advanced certificates or ideally, complete an internship with a local employer.

There are currently 18 Scottsburg High School students enrolled in welding and 12 in advanced manufacturing. “Our students are digital natives. They’ve grown up with technology, and it’s familiar to them,” said Mullins. “Today’s manufacturing environment allows them to use those skills and that passion for gainful employment and a successful career.”

In December, 83% of Mullins’ students earned their MSSC Safety Certificate. This is the highest pass rate since initiating the advanced manufacturing program at MASPark, and it exceeds the average pass rate in Indiana.

Mullins’ visionary approach relies heavily on industry feedback to ensure he is structuring his curriculum to address the skills gap in manufacturing and related positions, particularly among local employers. Mullins is also working hard to build relationships with local manufacturers to secure more internship and job shadowing opportunities for his students.

If you are an employer interested in offering welding or advanced manufacturing internships, please contact Kyle Mullins at (812) 752-8927 x7134. 

Kyle Mullins is from Charlestown, Ind., and earned a degree at Purdue University in engineering and technology education. In addition to his teaching position, he is the head football coach at Scottsburg High School. 

Dual-credit courses for Scottsburg High School students began at MASPark in 2013. The program has expanded to include Austin and Crothersville High Schools, which will be the focus of the second article in this series. The Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission recently approved funding for CNC machining equipment that will allow students to train with equipment used in the field. 

Region 10 Adult Education to Host Mini Job Fair March 17

Job FairRegion 10 Adult Education will host a Mini Job Fair at the Reisz Center (1613 East Spring Street, New Albany) on Thursday, March 17, from noon to 3 p.m. Participating employers include: PESG Staffing, McDonald’s, Rauch Inc., Walmart and Manpower. Please be ready to fill out an application!

 

 

Visit or contact Region 10 Adult Education at http://www.region10adulteducation.com for more information.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. Region 10 Adult Education serves Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

Career Training Opportunities Coming Up in March

There are a number of career training opportunities coming up in March.

Administrative Assistant

Earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3 or MOS) at the same time to give you the boost you need to become an Administrative Assistant. You could earn up to $31,259 per year working as an Administrative Assistant! Classes will run from March 7 to April 4. Click here to see the class schedule, and click here for class locations and contact information.

WorkIn LogoProduction Worker

Earn a High School Equivalency Diploma and Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certification at the same time to give you the boost you need to become a Production Worker. If you already have a diploma, you may also be eligible for training. You could earn up to $36,000 per year working as a Production Worker! Classes will run from March 7 to April 4. Click here to see the class schedule, and click here for class locations and contact information.

Laborer or Material Handler

Earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and Certified Logistics Associate (MSSC CLA) certification at the same time to give you the boost you need to become a Laborer or Material Handler. If you already have a diploma, you may also be eligible for training. You could earn up to $26,070 per year working as a Laborer or Material Handler! Classes will run from March 7-21. Click here to see the class schedule, and click here for class locations and contact information.

Anne Coates to Speak at Pearls of Wisdom Program in March

One Southern Indiana’s upcoming Pearls of Wisdom program will feature Anne Coates, president of Scottsburg-based American Plastic Molding Corporation (APM). Founded in 1971, APM is employee-owned and operated, and generates $20 million in annual sales with a focus on injection molding, finished goods assembly, and engineering.

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Anne Coates

When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Where: Kye’s, 500 Missouri Avenue, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

How to Register: Click here to visit the registration page on One Southern Indiana’s website.

Pearls of Wisdom is a quarterly signature event of One Southern Indiana. The event features a keynote speaker who is a successful business woman followed by table conversation. Each table is led through a discussion on the keynote’s presentation by a table facilitator.

Evening Welding Class Available this Spring in Scottsburg

WorkOne and Ivy Tech have announced an evening welding class at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg this spring.

WorkOne Welding Flyer Feb 2016WorkINdiana allows you to earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and American Welding Society (AWS) certification at the same time to give you the boost you need to become an Entry Welder. Clients who have a high school diploma may also be eligible for training.

WHY: An Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma alone may not be enough for your career. Employers are looking to hire people with experience AND training. You could earn up to $36,860 per year working as an Entry Welder!

WHEN: March 14, 2016 to May 19, 2016, Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Ivy Tech at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

HOW: Contact your local WorkOne center at (812) 283-6595 or Adult Education Instructor.

WorkOne (serving Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrision, Scott and Washington counties)
1613 E. 8th St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Contact (812) 283-6595

What is Adult Education?

By Angela Kirlin, Region 10 Adult Education Director

The Adult Education services in Region 10 are managed locally by the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, the fiscal agent for the Adult Education region which includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties. The Adult Education program receives state and federal funding, based on previous performance and attendance. In the program year 2015-2016, July 1 through June 20, 2016, Region 10 received $1,125,528. Those funds are used to pay instructors and staff, purchase equipment and materials (both paper and digital online software), and deliver professional development opportunities to the staff.

Adult Ed Students in ClassThe components of the Adult Education program are foundational skills development, occupational bridge program training, academic and career counseling, and related initiatives to assist adults and out-of-school youth. The goals of the system are leveraging all available resources toward increasing the capacity of adult education; increasing accessibility to adult education services; meeting and exceeding learner performance goals; creating a seamless transition to postsecondary education and employment; and building an educated and competitive workforce.

Twenty-five free classes are offered in 18 different locations in the region. Classes are designed to assist people in obtaining the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSE), learning college and career-readiness skills, successfully passing Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech, taking career assessments and receiving career counseling, and learning the English language. The Adult Education Consortium is an advisory board, consisting of business, education, and community partners who can cross-refer clients into other services to remove barriers so that students and clients can make progress with their academic and employment goals.

Some people may think Adult Education is still the program to help people who dropped out of school come back and obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma. But now more than ever, Adult Education is the transition piece to take people from anyplace on their path to the next level of success.

For more information about Adult Education in Region 10, please call 812-981-3777 or see:

Angela Kirlin is the Adult Education Director for the Scott County Economic Development Corporation, serving Economic Growth Region 10 including Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties.