2nd Annual Lincoln Dream It Do It Explorer Post Announced

2nd Annual Lincoln Dream It Do It Explorer Post AnnouncedAfter a successful inaugural year, our friends over at the Lincoln chapter of Dream It Do It Nebraska have decided to come back for another year of manufacturing exploring.

For the second year in a row, Dream It Do It NE, the Cornhusker Council, and their corporate partners are going to run an exploring post (#3434) for students aged 14 and older.

We’re telling you about this because Dream It Do It (and the Lincoln exploring post discussed here) shares a very similar goal to us: educating students about manufacturing here in Nebraska, and about possible careers. The exploring post does this through a series of meetings at manufacturers around the area, offering presentations and tours for students interested in learning more about career opportunities in manufacturing.

For the spring exploring post in Lincoln, the group will meet on the following Thursdays between 6:30-7:30pm:

  • January 30th: Speedway Motors, a source for specialty rodding and racing products
  • February 6th: Kawasaki Lincoln, a powersports and heavy industries manufacturer
  • February 13th: Duncan Aviation, a family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for business aircraft
  • February 20th: Stanley Healthcare, a manufacturer that provides hospitals and senior care facilities with storage, security, and safety solutions
  • February 27th: HTI Plastics, a manufacturer of injection molded plastics
  • March 6th: Lincoln Industries, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality assessories for the heavy duty truck industry

At each location, students will learn as a group about career opportunities in manufacturing, and about manufacturing in general. They’ll also meet dedicated professionals from each industry who can provide valuable insights about manufacturing and associated careers. It’s just like MFG Day, but year-round!

The post in the spring will be limited to 30 students, so be sure to sign up soon if you or your child is interested in the program! Those interested in participating should email Bethany Heerspink at bheerspi@aerotek.com or call her at 402-997-7662. There’s a $24 registration fee that can be brought to the first meeting.

Although we’re not directly connected to the Lincoln explorer post we’re discussing here, we stand behind their message (it is pretty similar to ours, after all!) and think that anyone who is interested (or who has children who may be interested) in learning about manufacturing should seriously consider this opportunity.

Photo credit: Omaha Exploring