Spend the Summer with the Young Nebraska Scientists!

Summer is a wonderful time to kick back, relax, and enjoy some time off from early school mornings and late nights of homework. Especially in the Midwest, where our summers are short and well-deserved after seemingly endless chilly winter days, we treasure and value summertime as a season of relaxation. This year, however, we want to […]

Education Spotlight: Alternative Education at University of Nebraska-Omaha

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 […]

Nebraska STEM Coordinator Honored for Exemplary Work

Earlier this week, the Grand Island Independent reported that Nebraska educator and administrator Kathleen Lodl will be recognized on a national level for her efforts to bring STEM education to the masses. Lodl, associate dean for Nebraska Extension, was selected as one of the most influential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by the National […]

The 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Conference Is Coming Up!

Each year, the Omaha-Eppley Airport is flooded with flights and travelers around the world making Omaha their final destination for the weekend. In early May, one of the largest events in the city takes place: The Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. This year, the Omaha World-Herald reported that this year’s conference […]

Manufacturing Has an Image Problem

Lawyer, firefighter, surgeon, police officer: There’s certainly career niches that are easy for little kids to pinpoint and say, I want to be “that” when I grow up. On the other hand, though, many kids don’t grow up knowing that they want to be a welder, an information technician, or the manager of a manufacturing […]

University of Nebraska-Kearney Sends STEM Projects to National Conference

Earlier this month, we highlighted the unique opportunities available for STEM education at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. From industrial technology, to management information systems, to computer science and information technology, there are plenty of programs to help students progress through the university and matriculate with valuable, career-centric skills. Earlier this month, students put their hard […]

Scottsbluff High School Grows Technical Education Program

Have you heard of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program? It’s a nationwide career technical education program based around the real-life skills needed to work in the restaurant industry, whether in management, manufacturing, construction, or any of the other fields that feed into the restaurant industry. In the program, high-school students learn from […]

The Long-Term Unemployed, What’s the Deal?

We’ve talked on the blog before about ways people who have been unemployed long-term can find jobs in the manufacturing industry: Assess your interests, look for manufacturers in your area, research local educational institutions, and finding open jobs are all important ways to get started looking. A major question for many people, though, is how […]

Why Go to a Community College?

Community college, technical school, part-time school, the place where you get an associate’s degree: Community colleges have plenty of descriptions and certainly reputations, but what are they really? Why do you go to one? Who goes to community college in the first place? Is there a difference between community college and technical school? There are […]

Scottsbluff Manufacturer Named Employer of the Year!

We love a good story about manufacturers in Nebraska who are not only doing an outstanding job, but also actively working to employ women in their workforce. Apparently, the Panhandle Business and Professional Women’s Association agreed, announcing Scottsbluff Manufacturer Western Sugar as their Employer of the Year last week. At a lunch on April 8th, […]