Inaugural NeMAC Signing Day a Success

Media Release: Gov. Ricketts Hosts NeMAC Signing Day Event LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and members of the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council (NeMAC) gathered to announce college scholarship recipients at “NeMAC Signing Day.”  Signing Day is the culmination of an inaugural program created to promote in-state manufacturing careers and STEM education among Nebraska youth. […]

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 […]

Manufacturing Month Events Encourage Student Interest, Investment in NE

Governor, DED Director Promote industry’s role in workforce development OCTOBER 16, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)— Today, Governor Pete Ricketts continued to promote Manufacturing Month by visiting two businesses in central Nebraska. The Governor’s tour of Becton Dickinson in Holdrege and Royal Engineered Composites in Minden followed a 10-community tour this month to celebrate businesses within the […]

Dream It Do It – Manufacturing Month Initiatives

Columbus – Manufacturing Month – Tuesdays & Thursdays in October – Companies opening their doors for students: Companies include: Behlen Mfg. Co., BD, Industrial Engineering, Duo Lift, Mid-Plains/Central Confinement, Flexcon, Cargill, ADM, Columbus Hydraulics, City of Columbus, Central Community College, Loup, Sidump’r, Valmont Schools include (more being added daily): Columbus High School, Lakeview, Scotus, Humphrey, […]