Episode #355 - October 23rd, 2019
Education Counts presents four new segments demonstrating how our community in engaged in education. Music Together at Goshen College teaches through music and movement. Volunteers learn about conservation through hands on training with the Youth Service Corps team at Indiana Dunes National Park. Find out how local entrepreneurs are pitching their business ideas at the Global Pitch Competition and learning better business principles. Students get a close look at manufacturing trades at Manufacturing Day.
Original Airdate: October 23, 2019

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    Manufacturing Day

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    Finding the right career path isn't always the easiest thing for high school students to do. There are plenty of college fairs, but what about students looking to go directly into the workforce. To provide a way to present those options, the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered up with regional businesses and factories to create Manufacturing Day.

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    1. Jeff ReaPresident & CEOSouth Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce
    2. Brad MurpheyGeneral ManagerB & B Molders

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    Music Together® at Goshen College

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    All children are capable of being musical. That's why places like the Goshen College Music Center provide Music Together® classes. This research based program uses songs and movement to not only teach young children about music, but also gain confidence in themselves. These lessons also translate into other areas of development that will come into play later in a child's life.

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    1. Jenny CampagnaCo-DirectorMusic Together® at Goshen College
    2. Kendra NafzigerParentMusic Together® at Goshen College
    3. Allion BehenskyParentMusic Together® at Goshen College
    4. Renee ShiptonParentMusic Together® at Goshen College

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    SoGal Global Pitch Competition

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    Historically, men have always outweighed women in the corporate and business world. But, times are changing! SoGal Foundation in partnership with Startup South Bend- Elkhart is hosting the largest global startup competition for women and diverse entrepreneurs. The international pitch competition consists of over 25 regional rounds in SoGal chapters in cities across five continents, including New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago, London, Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Nairobi, Johannesburg, and others. The finalists from each regional round will travel to San Francisco to attend SoGal’s 3-day immersive educational bootcamp for guaranteed facetime in front of top-tier Silicon Valley investors, as well as participate in curated educational programming, unparalleled 1:1 mentorship, press exposure, and compete on the global level to win investment capital.

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    Guests:

    1. Caitlin BulgerStartup Ecosystem ManagerSouth Bend- Elkhart Regional Partnership
    2. Michelle Tran MarynsStartup CompetitorSoGal Pitch Competition
    3. Natalia BishopStartup CompetitorSoGal Pitch Competition

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    Indiana Dunes Service Corps Program

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    Less than 40 miles east of the Chicago metro, a group of 11 young leaders has committed to the preservation of Indiana Dunes National Park. The leaders are supported by a nationwide network of service corps programs that contribute tens of thousands of service hours to maintaining landscapes and improving visitor experience in dozens of parks. All members dedicated to conserving this national park will receive on-the-job training, develop leadership and teamwork skills, and experience a range of public lands career paths through their participation in the service corps program.

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    1. Leopold SawyersCrew MemberThe Student Conservation Association
    2. Jacquelin KnoxCrew MemberThe Student Conservation Association
    3. Diana RamirezCrew LeaderThe Student Association

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