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, […]

NE Manufacturing Day to Promote Industry Education, Workforce Opportunities

DED, NeMAC leading efforts to recognize success in NE’s #2 industry  SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)— Statewide organizations are encouraging Nebraska companies to celebrate Nebraska Manufacturing Day on October 6, 2017. Nebraska manufacturers participate in Manufacturing Day, held annually during the first week of October, as part of a coordinated effort with national Manufacturing Day. […]

Lifelong Nebraskan’s ag experience feeds a unique industry need: growing healthy, exotic animals

Oxbow Animal Health’s focus on preventative nutrition grows a global brand Nebraska native John Miller will be the first to tell you that being an entrepreneur is about growing ideas, growing support, and growing clientele. “We’ve really been blessed to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right idea.” As a […]

Molding Nebraska’s workforce: Royal Engineered Composites growing talent within a global industry

Minden aerospace business chosen as the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council’s latest spotlight company Whether they’re designing parts for one of the world’s fastest-selling jet airliner families or manufacturing equipment for Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airplane, Nebraska manufacturers are staking a claim in their own industry from the heart of central Nebraska. It’s just one unique aspect […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Neapco

This post is part of an ongoing series of profiles on manufacturers in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. Today, we’d like to highlight a Nebraska manufacturer who designs and manufactures some of the most competitive driveline solutions in […]