National leader sees “awesome” work Nebraska schools are doing to prepare kids for workforce

By Steve White. Thursday, April 19th 2018 With machines whirring around him, Montez King feels at home. He started as a manufacturing work study, and now leads a national manufacturing nonprofit known as NIMS. He believes apprenticeships, the opportunities he had, give kids a future. “That kind of opportunity keeps them out of debt, puts […]

NeMAC Attends 2018 SkillsUSA Nebraska State Championship

A special thank-you to the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce for hosting the 2018 SkillsUSA VIP Tour for business and industry leaders today. Prior to our second quarter meeting, NeMAC members got to see Nebraska’s future workforce in action as they competed in a variety of skilled trades associated with manufacturing. Read more about SkillsUSA […]

Employing Youth in Manufacturing

Work-based learning experiences- such as apprenticeships, internships, and job shadowing- are excellent tools that Nebraska employers can use to develop the youth talent pipeline into the Manufacturing industry. The article and handout found below, published by the Nebraska Department of Labor, provides guidelines for employing young Nebraskans in Manufacturing using work-based learning models. NDOL Youth Article Employing Youth 16 and Older Handout

NeMAC Members get involved in Regional Partnerships

In addition to serving on NeMAC as advisors to the state agencies, many of our council members also participate in regional industry-partnerships such as the Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership. Brian Deakin, HR Manager at Becton Dickinson, is a business champion for the Central Manufacturing Industry Partnership. The partnership is a collaboration between local manufacturers, education, […]

Gov. Ricketts Opens 2018 Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative Grant Application Process

February 22, 2018 Media Contacts:   Luke Robson, Governor’s Office, 402-471-1967 Kate Ellingson, Economic Development, 402-471-3749 LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will accept applications until April 9, 2018 for the next round of grant funding from the Nebraska Developing Youth Talent Initiative (DYTI). “Connecting students […]