Students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) career student organization at Kearney Senior High listen intently
Students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) career student organization at Kearney Senior High listen intently as a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital staff talks about the healthcare profession. The student organization regularly visits the hospital, giving the students real-world experience in the healthcare field—and helping them better understand the wide range of career choices available in this high-demand, high-skill career area.
A student with Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) presents a business idea
A student with Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) presents his business idea to a potential "investor" during the annual Entrepreneurship Expo as part of the LPS Entrepreneurship Focus program. Each year, business people, parents and others are invited to hear the students' business presentations and make mock investments in those businesses they believe have the greatest chance of success. Entrepreneurship is a significant focus of Career Education in Nebraska, integrating core academics and technical skills to help students learn what it takes to turn an idea into a successful business.
A student at Omaha Northwest works with his teacher as they study the forensic evidence
A student at Omaha Northwest works with his teacher as they study the forensic evidence in a piece of broken glass. Omaha Northwest is a magnet school for career education related to Law, Government and International Diplomacy. Career-specific magnet schools are being developed in several Nebraska school districts as an innovative strategy to help prepare students for the careers of the future in Nebraska.
Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at Omaha North team up to design and engineer a vehicle.
In addition to developing technical skills and knowledge, Career Education provides students with the soft skills that employers demand including teamwork, collaboration, communication and personal responsibility.
Aurora's FBLA career student organization (CSO) call on local businesses to promote community projects
Students in Aurora's FBLA career student organization (CSO) call on local businesses to promote community projects such as the March of Dimes "Blue Jeans for Babies" effort. CSOs place a high value on community involvement, helping students develop skills in teamwork, leadership and communication. CSOs make students' career education even more meaningful and real—and give them the self-confidence and focus they need to improve their readiness for career and college.
Developing young Nebraskans who are ready for college and career.
Career Education in Nebraska schools is about real world learning: Business and marketing. Agriculture and health sciences. Technology and skilled trades. Education and community leadership. Career exploration and entrepreneurship. Career Education is all this—and much, much more.
- Prepares students for success in career and college
- Provides an engaging educational environment for students
- Helps students connect core academic education with real-life relevance and experience
- Inspires entrepreneurship and innovation to create new businesses in Nebraska
- Encourages partnerships between schools, business and industry, and community
- Develops a sustainable, skilled workforce for Nebraska business and industry
- Inspires students to explore career options, develop good work habits and prepare for life
Career exploration made easier. Many Nebraska schools and students are using a powerful online tool to explore career options within 16 Career Clusters™—and the educational pathways to achieve success in their chosen career. To discover more about this free resource for Nebraska students, visit www.NebraskaCareerConnections.org