Veteran’s Day: What You May Not Know About Veterans In Nebraska

On October 8th, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first-ever “Veteran’s Day Proclamation.” It stated, “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.” In other words, each and every American should take the […]

How Can Vets Translate Military Skills to Civilian Careers

Chad Storlie holds an MBA and is the Director of Interline Equipment and Equipment Management of Union Pacific Railroad’s Car Management department. In addition to his job with Union Pacific, the Nebraskan is an adjunct marketing instructor in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business and has taught Principles of Marketing since 2005. He loves working […]

Papillion, NE Makes List of Top Cities for Veterans In 2015

There’s a reason that “listicles,” the catchy name for list-based articles, are in vogue: They combine short and sweet tidbits of information with some truly useful rankings. The Internet loves lists: The best places to live, eat, work, play, and have a family. It’s helpful to know, by whatever gauge the listmaker uses, what’s the […]

How Veterans Can Transition Back to Civilian Life

Transitioning to college, whether a university or a community college, can be a confusing and complex experience. The relocation, new lifestyle, and stress of challenging classes are overwhelming. Heading off to school is exciting, but adapting to any new lifestyle takes time and effort. For the most part, this applies to all college students. It […]

Nebraska’s Job Driven Program Matches Job Seekers with High-Quality Jobs

If you’re looking for a job and haven’t been connected with Nebraska’s Job Driven National Emergency Grant yet, please allow us the pleasure! The program officially started in January of 2015, actually, but there are still many opportunities for people to apply for the grant, and not everyone is even aware it exists. With a […]

Community Colleges for Military Veterans

In an earlier post, we chatted a bit about why to go to a community college: Who goes there? What are the benefits? The perks? The degrees available? It’s easy for us to talk about because we have such an outstanding community college system here in Nebraska. One of the awesome things about our community […]

Education Spotlight: Alternative Education at University of Nebraska-Omaha

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum 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 […]

Resources for Job-Seeking Veterans in Nebraska

Veterans returning to the civilian life after a career in the military often struggle with finding their path in a post-military world. Where will their skills make the most sense? What jobs are available? And what companies hire workers with entirely unique skill sets? As it turns out, vocational paths or traditionally “blue-collar” jobs are […]

Three Reasons Manufacturing Is a Great Fit for Veterans

It’s apparent that there’s a significant disparity between the jobs available and the lack of skilled workers to fill them, so one of the major questions at hand is just that: Who are these people? Who are these mythical workers that will arrive to save the day and help American manufacturing continue to expand? Do […]

Are You a Veteran Looking for a Job?

We’ve talked before on the blog about how the skills gap could be significantly impacted by more veterans heading into manufacturing careers as they return home. The welcoming manufacturing community is a great fit for veterans, and actively works to create jobs for returning vets. Nowhere is this more true than in Nebraska, a state […]