Economic Development

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

The conclusions of a September 2010 study focused on growing jobs, industries and talent in Nebraska provide strong evidence for the increased importance and value of Career Education in the state. The study, conducted by Battelle Technology Partnership Practice on behalf of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and the Nebraska Department of Labor, outlines key strategies for growing jobs, industries and talent in the state. The primary growth areas for Nebraska’s economy identified in the study will require a workforce that integrates core academics with the specific skills and knowledge gained in career technical education (CTE) courses in high school and college. [more]

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]