Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum to support a career in manufacturing.
These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage of options to choose from in Nebraska!
All of these institutions are worthy of praise, though some are more well-known than others. One fantastic program that we’d like to spotlight, however, is the Industrial Technology program at the University of Nebraska Kearney.
One of the majors in the College of Business and Technology, the program is the only one in Nebraska accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Four courses of study are available within the major, including aviation systems management, construction management, industrial distribution, and information networking and telecommunications.
In a field where experiential learning is a key requirement, UNK’s faculty is dedicated to providing real-world opportunities (in fact, internships in the field are a requirement to graduate).
“This hands-on learning may include working as a consultant on real-world projects for actual businesses, which will lead to the creation of a portfolio of your tangible accomplishments,” says Dr. Tim Burkink, dean of the College of Business and Technology. “You can also work with faculty on original research and present your results at national conferences.”
One of the main attributes of each program is that UNK ensures that classes will be nothing if not well-rounded. For example, the Aviation Systems Management emphasis includes a group of aviation, technical, and business courses as well as an optional flight training program that will allow you to earn a private pilot’s license. The Flight Operations course will prepare students for careers as professional pilots, and Aviation Support Services provides a variety of courses designed to prepare students for management roles in just about any flight aviation industry.
Looking for a scholarship? The department of Industrial Technology has a long list of scholarships for students with promising futures in the field.
To contact faculty or staff at UNK, visit the department website. For anyone with questions, they would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have!
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