reVISION Action Grant

Program Overview

The purpose of the reVISION Action grant is to improve, modernize, or expand career education programs to align with Nebraska’s economic priorities and workforce labor demands. The Perkins reVISION Action Grant program provides Perkins funds for secondary school districts to help implement the reVISION Action Plan developed in the reVISION process.

 Eligible Recipients

Applicants must have completed the reVISION process and filed their reVISION Action Plan with NDE. Districts are eligible to apply for a reVISION Action Grant for the three consecutive years following their initial reVISION process, regardless of whether or not they applied for or received an Action Grant award in a prior year.

Use of Funds

Grant activities proposed under the reVISION Action Grant must be directly related to the implementation of the reVISION Action Plan completed during the reVISION process. Only those activities that align with high-skill, high-wage, high-demand (H3) occupational preparation and are aligned with the following economic priorities of Nebraska as defined in SRI’s Nebraska’s Next Economy report will be considered for funding:

  • Advanced Manufacturing (Precision Metals, Materials & Chemicals, Automotive & Transportation Equipment, Packaging)
  • Agribusiness and Food Processing (Primary Agriculture, Food Processing, Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural & Food Related Wholesale)
  • Biosciences (Agricultural Bioscience, Medical Bioscience)
  • Business Services (Legal & Accounting Services, Management of Companies & Enterprises, Business Process Outsourcing & Employment/Temporary Services, Business Support & Security Services)
  • Financial Services (Financial Institutions, Securities, Insurance)
  • Health and Medical Services (Ambulatory Health Services, Hospitals, Nursing & Residential Care)
  • Renewable Energy (Renewable Energy Production, Environmental Consulting & Organization)
  • Transportation and Logistics (Freight, Distribution, & Warehousing, Air Transportation, Rail Transportation)

Allowable activities under this grant include those that:

  • Are targeted to overall CTE improvement and Program of Study changes; and
  • Support the implementation of career guidance, entrepreneurship awareness and exploration, workplace experiences, career academies, and occupational-based professional development for teachers.

Grant funds may not be used to purchase instructional materials, equipment, or professional development for current CTE programs unless the proposed expenditures are addressed in the reVISION Action Plan and are aligned to H3 priorities. Funds may similarly not be used for general use equipment, broad, whole-school faculty professional development, or for students below grade seven. Only professional development opportunities and equipment that are directly connected to action items identified throughout the reVISION process and well detailed and justified in the reVISION Action Plan will be considered fundable.

Additionally, administrative expenditures are limited to 5% of the total budget and can be spent for meeting the general requirements of administering the grant (records retention, financial management). Any funds requested for personnel will be considered using the following scale: for year one applicants, 100% of a salary will be considered for funding; for year two applicants, 50% of a salary will be considered for funding; and for year three applicants, 25% of a salary will be considered for funding.

The Perkins Guidelines for use of Federal Perkins Funds as defined in the Nebraska Perkins Management Guide apply to these funds as well. In particular, no consumable items, furniture, or items that become part of a permanent structure may be purchased. Please visit for additional information related to allowable uses of funds.

The maximum amount of grant funds that may be requested is $50,000.


Download the reVISION Action Grant Application. 
(coming soon) 

Nebraska Career Connections Training

Get Connected!

Online Trainings

 To Register go to 

·  Click on “Kuder Events and Training” (Right side of home page)

·  Click “Online Training”

·  Change “United States” to “US-Nebraska”

·  Scroll to the appropriate date

·  Click on “Click here to Register” tab

·  Complete your registration  

You will receive confirmation and log in information upon submitting registration.

We look forward to your participation and encourage you to share other dates and times, if these sessions will not fit your schedule. 

To plan for individualized training, please contact Charlie Winterboer, GCDF Customer Support/Nebraska Field Trainer or phone 800.314.8972.

Customer Support

Our team of trained Career Development Facilitators is ready to help you with any of your support needs regarding our events and trainings. Knowledgeable and friendly, our team strives to keep our customers satisfied and current when it comes to the Kuder system.

We are available Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central at 877.999.6227 or

Future Events


 February 22Educators Rising State Conference, UN-Lincoln
 March 15-17DECA State Career Development Conference, Cornhusker Hotel, Lincoln
 March 19-20HOSA State Leadership Conference, Neb Medicine/UNMC, Omaha
 April 4-6State FFA Convention, Lincoln
 April 5-7FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC), Omaha, NE
 April 8-10FCCLA State Leadership Conference, Pinnacle Arena, Lincoln
 April 12-14SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Grand Island
 June 4-7NCE Conference, Kearney, Younes Conference Center
 June 28-July 1National Leadership Conference (NLC), Baltimore, MD
 October 24-27National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN


 April 3-5State FFA Convention, Lincoln
 April 4-6FBLA State Leadership Conference (SLC), Omaha, NE
 June 3-6NCE Conference, Kearney Younes Conference Center
 June 29-July 2National Leadership Conference (NLC), San Antonio, TX


 June 1-4NCE Conference, Kearney Younes Conference Center


 June 7-10NCE Conference, Kearney Younes Conference Center

2006 Annual Reports

Special Populations/Gender Equity

Nontraditional, Disabilities, Displaced Homemakers/Single Parents,
ESL, Economically Disadvantaged


2006 Annual Reports

Developing your annual reports may be into power points. Included are some examples.

Central Community College—Annual Report.ppt      pdf

Central Community College—CyberCamp4Girls.ppt      pdf     

Central Community College—Hiway to Health.ppt          pdf

Central Community College—Nontrad Opportunities for Women.ppt      pdf

Central Community College—Workforce Equity Services.ppt     pdf

Metropolitan Community College—Conference Report.ppt

Metropolitan Community CollegeStrengthening.ppt

Metropolitan Community College—YWCA.ppt

Northeast Community College—Final Report.ppt

Northeast Community College—Career Camp.ppt        pdf

Southeast Community College—Beatrice.ppt    pdf

Southeast Community College—Lincoln.ppt     pdf

Southeast Community College—Milford.ppt     pdf

Nebraska’s YWCA      pdf

Women in Trades Women in Trades

Eventually, we like to put all of your nontrad projects on the web at a site like this one in Minnesota.

2007 Annual Reports

Special Populations/Gender Equity

Nontraditional, Disabilities, Displaced Homemakers/Single Parents, ESL, Economically Disadvantaged

2007 Annual Reports

Developing your annual reports may be into power points. Included are some examples:


A Day With Alice — Central Community College   

Cyber Camp for Girls–Central Community College

Nontraditional Opportunities for Women — Central Community College

Women in Policing — Central Com. College — Adobe pdf — Macromedia Flashpaper

Workforce Equity Services — Central Community College

Nontraditional Opportunities — Hastings Public Schools

Nontraditional Careers Conference — Metropolitan Community College

Career Camp for Girls — Northeast Community College

Nontraditional Mentoring — Northeast Community College

“YWCA–Women in Transition” in collaboration with Southeast Community College, Lincoln

YWCA Omaha–Career Services Program

2012 Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) Symposium

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Nebraska’s Pathways to Prosperity Symposium | September 5, 2012

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the thought-leaders who contributed to this important day. The Symposium was the first step in encouraging Nebraska’s economic success by narrowing the workforce skills gap. We look forward to working in greater depth with our participants.


Facilitated by Dr. Cory Epler, Nebraska Department of Education

Welcome and Keynote Address

Mr. William Symonds, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Expert Panel

Dr. Michael Chipps, President, Northeast Community College
Mr. Michael Flint, Plant Manager, Becton Dickinson
Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent, Lincoln Public Schools
Mr. Bruce Rieker, Vice President, Nebraska Hospital Association

Promising Solutions

Mr. Richard Katt, Nebraska Department of Education
Ms. Joan Modrell, Nebraska Department of Labor
Dr. Rich Feller, Professor, Colorado State University

Closing Remarks

Mr. William Symonds, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Dr. Rich Feller, Professor, Colorado State University


Pathways to Prosperity Report

Nebraska’s Pathways to Prosperity Symposium Invite

Nebraska’s Pathways to Prosperity Symposium Agenda

Nebraska’s Pathways to Prosperity Symposium PowerPoint Presentation

Nebraska’s Pathways to Prosperity Symposium List of Participants

“Counseling Knowledge Nomads for a Changing Workplace”(Professional Counseling Digest), Rich Feller, Ph.D. and Judy Whichard, Ph.D.

Washington Bill: Career Exploration and Multiple Career Pathways

SUMMARY of the Washington Bill: Career Exploration and Multiple Career Pathways

Career Readiness Modules Flier

NE Learn Flier

Nebraska Career Education Data and Research 2012-2013

Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice

Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice by Career Readiness Module Flier

Video: Nebraska Standards for Career Ready Practice

Nebraska Career Education Leadership Academy

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July 27-29, 2015

"Outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Well worth my time.
" — Leadership Academy participant

2015 Leadership Academy Application

The Career Education Leadership Academy is designed to help grow the leadership potential of Nebraska Career Educators.  A key objective of the Leadership Academy is to create a shared vision for Career Education in Nebraska using the Nebraska Career Education model as a framework.  The Career Education Leadership Academy is a practical, hands-on experience that will inspire, engage, and strengthen Career Educators’ leadership knowledge and skills.        
The Career Education Leadership Academy utilizes The Leadership Challenge model which is built around Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.  The five practices include (1) Model the Way, (2) Inspire a Shared Vision, (3) Challenge the Process, (4) Enable Others to Act, and (5) Encourage the Heart.  The outcomes for the Leadership Academy include:

  • Create a shared vision for Nebraska Career Education
  • Identify the leadership strengths of Nebraska Career Educators
  • Communicate the fundamental values and beliefs of Nebraska Career Educators
  • Clarify and articulate the values that will guide a leader’s decisions and actions
  • Describe examples of how to align values with behavior
  • Explain how to lead a team to a consensus on shared values
  • Demonstrate how long-term interests can be realized by enlisting in a common vision
  • In the context of shared vision and values, look for new ideas outside the boundaries of the organization
  • Take incremental steps in applying new and innovative solutions
  • Identify approaches to create a climate in which people are willing to take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Identify the actions leaders take that make people feel powerful and those that make them feel powerless
  • Describe actions a leader can take to strengthen others
  • Describe actions that hinder and actions that facilitate building trust and
  • Give examples of meaningful recognitions
  • Identify short-term and long-term actions for improving in The Practices of Exemplary Leadership
  • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust among Nebraska Career Educators
  • Provide a forum for secondary and postsecondary stakeholders to identify additional opportunities for collaboration
  • Develop an individual plan-of-action for the 2013-2014 school year which identifies a plan for applying The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to a current challenge facing the participant’s Career Education program, school and/or community
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