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Power in Numbers symposium shines spotlight on opportunity identified in Transfer of Wealth study

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The Power in Numbers symposium at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Training and Education Center in Erlanger Tuesday focused on philanthropy and how a collaborative community effort can capitalize on an emerging opportunity. Joseph Clabes, president of the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative, explains the opportunity identified in the organization’s Transfer...

Northern Kentucky Education Council's One to One pairs business and third-grade readers

Samantha Shirley gets to help kids read during her work day and she’s not a teacher. In fact, she doesn’t work for an educational system at all. She’s the executive assistant to Pomeroy’s president and CEO, and the IT company pays her to participate in Northern Kentucky Education Council’s One to One: Practicing Reading with Students program.   Samantha Shirley, left,...

Chris Burns: STEM initiatives hold promise
to be among most successful of past 25 years

One the prevailing trends in education is the focus on STEM / STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art and math).   The attention to those skills permeated out of increased criticism from business leaders, based on students:   1. Lack of overall knowledge of basic academic subjects 2. Lack of soft or real life skills, including: expectations, interaction and teamwork,...

Chris Burns: STEM initiatives hold promise to be among most successful of past 25 years

One the prevailing trends in education is the focus on STEM / STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, art and math).   The attention to those skills permeated out of increased criticism from business leaders, based on students:   1. Lack of overall knowledge of basic academic subjects 2. Lack of soft or real life skills, including: expectations, interaction and teamwork,...

N.Ky. Education Council, region’s businesses collaborate to launch NaviGo Scholars

The Northern Kentucky Education Council has launched NaviGo Scholars, a one-on-one coaching and mentoring program for high school students that engages businesses in the future of these students and responds to business demands for a trained and educated workforce to meet the region’s future needs.   The endeavor represents a unique collaboration involving the leadership of NKYEC, the expertise...

N. Ky. business contributions to local schools add up, advance the Ready by 21 initiative

Staff Report   In Northern Kentucky, a new data collection tool developed by the Forum for Youth Investment has provided insight on the total value of business contributions to local schools.   And the Northern Kentucky Education Council (NKEC) is building on that tool to create a system for measuring the impact of those contributions — and filling gaps.   For years, businesses...

‘Come Play’ — popular Lexington restaurant,
Drake’s, to open in N.Ky.’s Crist Crossing

Bluegrass Hospitality group is celebrating the grand opeing of the Florence location of the popular Drake’s restaurant Monday, October 14. (Photo from Bluegrass Hospitality Group.)   Lexington’s Bluegrass Hospitality Group is taking its popular Drake’s, a hybrid restaurant, bar and dance club featuring a unique menu and a variety of craft beers, to Northern Kentucky.   This...

N. Kentucky Education Council developsbusiness toolkit for education engagement

A volunteer action team from the Northern Kentucky Education Council has developed a toolkit for businesses looking to engage with education.   NKEC believes the business that supports the education pipeline can be a key partner for student success and for their future labor supply. Simply put, NKEC says successful students equal a quality future workforce. The toolkit is designed to help these...