Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curricula 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!
We’ve highlighted so many wonderful partners in education on the blog, from Creighton University to Mid-Plains Community College, and more. One of the really valuable parts of living here in Nebraska is the wide access to schools and educational partners for those who are interested.
And even though we’ve highlighted plenty of these, we haven’t really discussed the options available at the largest of the institutions in our near vicinity: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As they say, “Lincoln is 300,000 of the most genuinely happy people you’ll ever meet in your life. And no, campus isn’t in the middle of a cornfield. That’s ridiculous. It’s the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten.”
Inherent in being a university located in one of Nebraska’s largest cities, UNL has a diverse variety of programs supported by the surrounding community and thriving faculty. So for strengthening STEM skills or working towards a goal in manufacturing, the school truly has an option for every inclination. A full list of their majors for undergraduates can be found here, but it’s also worth looking at some of the specific departments that pertain to many of the internships and careers we chat about on the blog.
Construction Engineering: Engineering, construction, and management courses are wrapped into one cohesive program designed to give students the skills they need to be professional engineers (which there happens to be a large industry demand for at the moment). The UNL College of Engineering is one of the only schools in the nation that combines architectural engineering with construction engineering for a holistic education. Potential careers include everything from commercial construction to mechanical/electrical/specialty construction to design and development. If you have an analytical mind and love to create, this could be a great fit for you.
Agricultural Education: For questions of sustainability and agricultural manufacturing positions, this is a program that will give students a broad range of applicable skills. Working for a government agency, in production agriculture, sales and service, and more are all options for post-graduates with this degree.
Supply Chain Management: This program is in the business school, but supply chain management is actually very crucial to any production or manufacturing facility. From concept development to distribution of goods and services, graduates will be able to fill roles anywhere on the ladder. Supply chain strategists, production coordinators, or materials analysts are all in high demand from manufacturers around the world.
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