Program Spotlight: Powerline Construction and Maintenance Technology at WNCC

About this time last year, we highlighted the absolutely outstanding automotive technology program at Western Nebraska Community College, a school that is a great choice for those in our state who are located closer to Wyoming than the rest of Nebraska. They have three campuses in Sidney, Scottsbluff, and Alliance—all located in the Western half […]

Somebody’s Gotta Do It

About a month ago, one of our favorite blue-collar heroes, Mike Rowe, was splashed all over the news for a variety of reasons. He had just come out with a fairly controversial stance on what following your passion really means, and better yet, his new television show was just about to launch on CNN. And […]

Education Spotlight: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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 […]

Positions Available at Thurston Manufacturing Company

So we chatted a little bit on the blog this week about some signs that a career in manufacturing could be for you– for example, if you enjoy working with your hands or really want to have an impact on our nation, manufacturing is a great fit. And if you like to be challenged or […]

Nebraskan Grads Having Great Luck Landing Jobs

This past weekend, the commencement ceremonies at several Nebraska Universities sent off a new class of graduates with best wishes and a framed diploma, ready for job hunting and finding the path to their eventual career. Amidst the excitement and happiness surrounding the completion of four (or two, or one) years of rigorous study in […]

UNO Students Tour Grand Island Career Opportunities

There’s some undoubtedly excellent programs to study skilled vocations in Grand Island, Nebraska, including the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute we mentioned on the blog a few months ago. The educational partnership between Central Community College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln is another reason the spotlight has shined on Grand Island in terms of educational opportunities: […]

Coming Up in Summer 2014: Find a Career with UNL’s Big Red Summer Academic Camps!

Nebraskans are lucky in that our state has such an incredible number of resources for young adults and students interested in meaningful learning experiences. Whether you know what you want your career path to be or you’re still searching to find a passion to pursue, exploration into new subjects and activities is always beneficial. One […]

4 Tips for Women Getting Started in Manufacturing

There’s a definite place for women in manufacturing today–one that many people aren’t actually aware of. Especially as the industry changes, technology changes, and companies continue to adjust to operate with a workforce that’s currently shrinking, we’re starting to see more and more women in manufacturing. The problem is, even though there are many women […]

4 Steps to an Internship in Manufacturing

We already know that in Nebraska, manufacturing offers a number of good, better-paying jobs. And we also know that there are a number of resources here in the state that can help you get started finding manufacturing jobs. And in manufacturing, just like most other places these days, getting an internship will help you later […]

SCC’s Afton Hollertz Featured In 30 Under 30

The good news just keeps coming in for Southeast Community College right here in Nebraska. Just a few days ago, we wrote a blog post about the dedication of SCC’s updated machining facility, and today, we’re going to tell you about a great honor that was recently presented to one of SCC’s graduates. Afton Hollertz, who […]