Millard West IT Clubs: 3 Great Ways to Get Hands-On with STEM

Earlier this afternoon, our friends over at Dream It Do It Nebraska posted an interview they had with Janet Larson, Curriculum Facilitator at Millard Public Schools in Omaha. You can read the interview in the link above, but to supplement that great interview they just posted, we wanted to talk a little bit more about […]

4 Things to Look for In a Manufacturing Education Program

Many of our posts these last couple of weeks have been about manufacturing education, and specifically, community colleges here in Nebraska that offer manufacturing education programs. We’re doing that for good reason–now is as good of a time as ever for getting involved in a career in manufacturing, and we want everyone to know about […]

Program Spotlight: Central Community College’s AMDT Program

Last week, we started taking a look at some of the great community colleges here in Nebraska. And even though we gave an introduction to some of the programs that the colleges offer, the post we wrote about the programs was just that: an introduction. So today, we wanted to take a detailed look at […]

4 Tips for Women Getting Started in Manufacturing

There’s a definite place for women in manufacturing today–one that many people aren’t actually aware of. Especially as the industry changes, technology changes, and companies continue to adjust to operate with a workforce that’s currently shrinking, we’re starting to see more and more women in manufacturing. The problem is, even though there are many women […]

Get to Know Nebraska Community Colleges (Part II: The Programs)

Yesterday, we posted an introduction to the six main community college systems here in Nebraska, giving you information to get you started. Today, we wanted to continue that introduction and post some information about the different manufacturing education programs at each of the colleges. All of them have a lot of great programs, and what […]

Get to Know Nebraska Community Colleges (Part I: The Schools)

We’ve done some blog posts in the past about Southeast Community College, and SCC is a great place to go for manufacturing education. But we wanted to remind you that Southeast is hardly the only community college around if you’re interested in getting an education in manufacturing. Actually, there are 6 main community colleges in […]

#ShutdownShopping Wishlists: Why Not Buy American?

Keeping with yesterday’s theme of products that are made in the U.S.A. (or here in Nebraska), we wanted to tell you today about a cool little movement to try to get people to buy more products that are made in America. The Alliance for American Manufacturing is starting a movement on their blog and on their […]

What’s Made In Nebraska?

Earlier this summer, we wrote a blog about 10 great products that are made here in the U.S.A. That list was pretty comprehensive, and included everything from airplanes to kitchen products, but we still had some people asking us: what’s made in Nebraska? The unfortunate thing is that there’s not a lot of public information […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Behlen

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. There’s something really cool about manufacturers in the Midwest with lots […]