Early College High: Skills Worth Hiring

Early College High: Skills Worth Hiring

Early College High is leading the way in developing skills worth hiring in today’s tech era. Linda Thomason’s computer coding class is something special. High school students are acquiring an indescribable desire for code through Dev Catalyst, a technology education program offered by theCO.

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Our Jackson Home: Our Jackson Table Winter 2016-2017 Recap

Our Jackson Home: Our Jackson Table Winter 2016-2017 Recap

Some of the entrepreneurs who are the funnest to support in our city our restaurant owners, and if you're unsure what local fare you should try in Jackson, Our Jackson Home is here to help. Check out this #OurJacksonTable recap by Katie Howerton giving us the deets on a dozen local grub spots.

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Member Spotlight: Andre Gist

Member Spotlight: Andre Gist

Andre Gist is owner of BG Innovations Safety Systems and MIG Steel Fabrications. He also won our Best in the West competition in 2015 for The Lighting Bug. Learn more about his businesses and how theCO has been a resource to him in the interview below

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CO.STARTERS Grad Spotlight: Dion Thornton

CO.STARTERS Grad Spotlight: Dion Thornton

CO.STARTERS continues to help business owners just like Dion Thornton who want to be inspired to ignite their businesses. Check out this interview asking about how the program changed her life,  and make sure to attend our Business Strategy Night on Tuesday, March 21, at 5:30pm to learn more about our next class starting in April.

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School Makerspaces Matter

School Makerspaces Matter

Liberty Tech students were peacefully assembled together, awaiting their latest creation around a laser engraver in the school’s makerspace. Written on a sheet of paper next to the laser were the dimensions for a pegboard with a purpose.

“We're working on pegboards for therapists to help kids with disabilities ,” Liberty manufacturing science student Austin Vande Zande explained, “[to] strengthen their hands and have them be more hands-on. ”

These teens were using their resources for good. 

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Made at theCO: Multi-Layered Wooden Sign

Made at theCO: Multi-Layered Wooden Sign

There is something so mesmerizing about a computer-motorized machine like the CNC router we have in theCO’s makerspace, and we’ve been getting a lot of fun use out of it lately. It might be the super smooth curves or the sheer precision of the cuts, but one thing is for sure: it allows you to make some cool custom signs! This week’s Made at theCO article is all about multi-layered wooden signs.

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Our Jackson Home: Proudly Made In America

Our Jackson Home: Proudly Made In America

Next week at our second MakeShift lunch session, we are proud to welcome Preston Powell of Yukon Outfitters to share about the why taking risks is essential for success—something he knows personally since uprooting his life and business from Hong Kong to Jackson, Tennessee. Read this family's crazy story for yourself on the Our Jackson Home blog, told by his wife Lexi Powell of Alexandra Lauren Design.

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MakeShift 2017

MakeShift 2017

We can't wait to kick off MakeShift with a bang next week with Brad Montague's session on intention and imagination—and so many other great ones to come! Read below for a little insight into each of our speakers and their presentations, and if you can't decide which one to attend, click here to register for the full series at a discount.

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Our Jackson Home: The Escape Artist

Our Jackson Home: The Escape Artist

Through his continually growing business Jackson Escape RoomsCO:member and CO.STARTERS graduate Lee Wilson has made us proud in a handful of ways—not to mention through his most recent endeavor, starring on CBS's new reality TV show, Hunted. Check out this Our Jackson Home story by Josh Garcia giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the show and how entwined it is with JER, and don't miss the premiere this Saturday.

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