Economic Development

Study of Nebraska Job and Industry Growth Identifies Areas Closely Aligned with Career Education

Study of Nebraska Job and Industry Growth Identifies Areas Closely Aligned with Career Education

Here's a question for parents of middle school and high school students: Do you know what your son or daughter wants to do for a living? If your child’s school is using NebraskaCareerConnections.org, you may be able to confidently answer "yes" to that question. NebraskaCareerConnections.org is a free, online resource for students to explore a wide variety of career options that match their talents, interests and skills. This powerful tool also outlines educational pathways—in both high school and college—that can lead to a successful career in one's chosen field. [more]

Career Education Plays Vital Role in Rural Economic Development

Career Education Plays Vital Role in Rural Economic Development

Many rural communities across Nebraska are looking at the skilled trade businesses in their hometowns—and they are concerned. They see an aging workforce and the potential disappearance of local talent and skill upon which their residents rely for fundamental services and economic vitality. Local economic development leaders such as Caleb Pollard see Career Education as a key component in the sustainability of rural communities. [more]