The Education Center of Rising Sun became a reality when the Lilly Endowment Inc. provided
$38 million in grants to the Region 9 EcO15 initiative. Economic Opportunities Through
Education by 2015 (EcO15) has provided grants which funded educational programs associated
with Advanced Manufacturing, Heathcare, and Hospitality/Tourism for 10 counties in
Southeastern Indiana. Counties include: Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson,
Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland.
The goal of EcO15 is to advance people in the Southeast Indiana region by at least one level in
their education, training, job placement, and income level. The project over time will help
thousands of residents in the region enhance their economic and educational well-being and
overall quality of life. In addition, EcO15 will increase skill levels and the quality of the work
force, which in turn supports existing companies while boosting the economy and creating a
higher quality of life for residents in this region.
The City of Rising Sun granted permission for the Ohio County Community Foundation (Grant
Administrator) to take residence in the building on Smart Drive.
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Education Center of Rising Sun
|2012 - 2013 Upcoming Events:
Monday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Enrollment open for Winter 2013 Vincennes University Business & Industry.
Classes available in CULINARY ARTS OR HOTEL & MOTEL MANAGEMENT
START Winter Classes ... Starting January 8, 2013
(Skills, Tasks & Results Training) - American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute