It should be pretty clear by now that we’re not the only ones who are interested in getting our youth educated about manufacturing and the skilled trades. From organizations like Dream It Do It Nebraska, to the national organization Mike Rowe Works, there are a lot of people and organizations out there who are helping change the way that manufacturing is perceived.
And it looks like we can add a group called NElovesPS to that list.
NElovesPS, or Nebraska Loves Our Public Schools, is a campaign to help instill pride in Nebraska’s public schools. They talk about how public schools in Nebraska are changing lives, and feature stories on anything from technology in the classroom to students working in the arts.
But one program–that’s airing tomorrow, September 19th at 8PM (as you can see above)–really caught our attention.
As it turns out, NElovesPS (with NET) is airing a 30-minute segment called “Ready to Work: The Impact of Career-Focused Education.” It’s hard to imagine a more fitting television program for what we talk about here than one that’s specifically focused on the impact of technical education.
Tomorrow night, NElovesPS will cover many of the same issues that we talk about here: how career and technical education programs have evolved (they’ve turned from gloomy shop programs to high-tech, hands-on training), and specifically how Nebraska Public Schools are fueling student interest in a wide range of careers.
Needless to say, tomorrow night’s program should be a great watch–we know we’ll be sitting in front of our TVs at 8:00! We encourage you to tune in and take a close look at the impact of career and technical-based education right here in Nebraska!
You can learn more about NElovesPS at their website, nelovesps.org. We also recommend NET Nebraska’s page for the “Ready to Work” program, which gives a lot of great information about the program’s participants and history. And as always, if you have any questions about the program–or about manufacturing in general–you can always feel free to reach out to us in the comments or on Twitter.