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Regional Opportunity Initiative


What is Ready Schools?

The Ready Schools Inititiative is a design-thinking framework to support school districts in aligning their curricular and programmatic offerings to the educational and workforce needs of Southwest Central Indiana.



  • Life Science Pathways

    Life Science Pathways

    As promised, this month’s ROI posts will include information about the Life Science sector in Southwest Central Indiana. I Am A Scientist:  STEM and Life Science Careers Ivy Tech’s Bio Technology Program is just one program in the field of Life Science Cook Medical is just one ROI partner company in the field...Read more...Read More »
  • ROI Sector Highlight – Life Sciences

    ROI Sector Highlight – Life Sciences

    Hello Brown County! During the month of April, I will share information with you regarding Life Sciences.  Life Science jobs are the 3rd most in demand jobs in the Southwest Central Indiana Region. Attached you will find the Occupational Needs Assessment that was conducted by ROI for the Life Sciences. I’d also like to invite...Read more...Read More »
  • ROI Sector Highlight – Advanced Manufacturing

    ROI Sector Highlight – Advanced Manufacturing

    Hello Brown County! Over the course of the next three months, I will be sharing information with you about ROI and the three sectors identified as being Southwest Central Indiana’s high wage and in demand jobs.  I will share a tidbit each week. March will focus on advanced manufacturing.  Here are our sector partners for...Read more...Read More »
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Core Principles

  1. Every student is engaged in a relevant path to success.
  2. Students graduate high school ready for postsecondary and career success.
  3. Meaningful and ongoing collaboration occurs among schools, industry, and community.
  4. Teaching and learning are grounded in relevancy.
  5. Schools embrace the significant role they play in achieving regional prosperity.

The mission of Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (ROI) is to support regional development opportunities in the 11 counties of Southwest Central Indiana. Through an initial $25,870,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., ROI is implementing an education and workforce plan and regional opportunity fund for quality-of-place investments. Read More.

Brown County Schools ROI Coordinator
Christy Wrightsman – (812) 988.6601 x1145

Southwest Central Indiana In-Demand Job Sectors


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