NORFOLK – After hosting the first session pertaining to workforce solutions in late September, another roundtable discussion will take place to open the month of October.
According to a release from Northeast Community College, these sessions serve as a follow up to businesses and community members’ participation in workforce needs assessments of the region that have been completed on behalf of the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together Initiative.
The first session was held on Tuesday, September 29 with the second session being Thursday, October 1 from 4 until 5 p.m. virtually through Zoom.
Thursday’s session is open the public and will focus on several workforce development solutions, one being the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative which will, in part, provide scholarship dollars to cover tuition and examination fees to eligible individuals who enroll in designated training programs. The average scholarship will be approximately $1,100.
The intention of the roundtables is to continue the conversation with businesses across northeast Nebraska on what their workforce needs are and what solutions Northeast Community College can provide to them.
Other topics will cover adult education, apprenticeships, community workforce development, career services, continuing education, corporate training, professional development and GAP assistance. The Community College GAP program aims to anticipate the shortage of skilled workers by offering financial aid to low-income community college students taking non-credit courses in high-need fields.
Northeast Community College is among entities involved in the Northeast Nebraska Growing Together Initiative which has been formed to address the outmigration of young people in the region. It is being backed by the Aksarben Foundation. The initiative is designed to pair entrepreneurs with investment capital and students to redesign a workforce that can compete in a knowledge-based economy where the sharing of information is valued more than the means of production.
To register for either of the Northeast Community College Workforce Roundtable Solutions session, go online to northeast.edu/workforce-solutions. For more information, contact Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-844-7121.