Can a Satellite Campus Help Rural Manufacturing?

If you’re not familiar with Southeast Community College, they’re a community college system with campuses (currently) in Beatrice, Lincoln, and Milford. We’ve highlighted some of their excellent programs on the blog, including nondestructive testing technology, precision machining and automation technology, and welding, because SCC is committed to training skilled workers for careers in manufacturing. They […]

Education Spotlight: Nondestructive Testing Technology at Southeast Community College

Sure, you could get your degree in math, or science, or engineering. However, there is one more exciting field that doesn’t usually make the average list of career options: The Nondestructive Testing Technology program at Southeast Community College in Nebraska. The Nondestructive Testing Technology program is one of the most successful programs at SCC, with 94% of the […]

Education Spotlight: Precision Machining and Automation Technology at Southeast Community College

If you’ve followed our blog for a while, you know that we like to do educational spotlights on some of the occasionally hidden gems we have here in Nebraska: our outstanding community colleges and technical schools. As application season rolls around, it’s important to check out the list of partners in education that we have, […]

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. Expands Production

Back in March, we covered specialty company Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., recently hired by the Lincoln Fire Department to manufacture a new truck for the city, which will be released this fall. We were (and very much still are) happy to see cities in Nebraska utilizing our own fantastic manufacturers to fill their needs. And […]

Will You Vote for the Lincoln Career Center?

Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College are teetering on the verge of a decision that could change the lives of Nebraskan students, especially those interested in manufacturing or STEM careers. The catch? A $153 million Lincoln Public Schools bond request, hinging on the approval of a mail-in vote. Margaret Reist of the Lincoln Journal-Star […]

Program Spotlight: Welding at Southeast Community College

After our post on Tuesday about the many different options you have with a career in welding, it’s only fitting for us to continue our series of Nebraska community college program spotlights with a great welding program. Southeast Community College’s Welding Technology Program is one of the best around. It’s accredited through the American Welding Society–one […]

An Interview With Mike Berg, Precision Machining and Automation Instructor at Southeast Community College

There’s no better way to become familiar with STEM education than by listening to the teachers themselves. And today, we thought we’d take a look at what manufacturing education looks like by talking with Mike Berg, an instructor at Southeast Community College’s Precision Machining and Automation program. Here’s the full text of our interview with […]

More Manufacturing Day Events in Nebraska

This post was last updated on September 25th, 2013. Check back periodically for more events, as we’ll update this blog whenever a new event is scheduled. A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about this year’s Manufacturing Day on October 4th (a Friday). Back then, there were only a couple of events scheduled in […]

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 […]

Southeast Community College Celebrates Dedication of Machining Facility

Yesterday, August 13, 2013, Southeast Community College celebrated the ribbon-cutting and dedication of a newly remodeled space in their Precision Machining and Automation Technology program at their Milford Campus. The remodeled space is home to several new pieces of technology designed to keep Southeast Community College on top of the precision machining and advanced manufacturing industry. […]