Month: November 2022

Aksarben announces new Executive Director for its Nebraska Tech Collaborative

The Aksarben Foundation, a network of business and community leaders focused on the most critical issues facing the heartland, announces Shonna Dorsey as the new Executive Director of its Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC). “Dorsey will lead the collective efforts to advance talent and entrepreneurial ecosystem development in Nebraska,” says Executive Committee Chair of the NTC,… Read more »

Pillen rides conservative path to governorship

Lincoln Journal Star Article Jim Pillen, a conservative Republican who has proposed education funding reform along with an aggressive workforce development policy designed to keep young Nebraskans in the state, was elected Tuesday as Nebraska’s 41st governor. The University of Nebraska regent sailed to victory over Sen. Carol Blood of Bellevue, the underfunded Democratic nominee,… Read more »

Ignite Nebraska program trains people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Omaha World Herald Article It started off as a 3 a.m. idea. That’s how Joni Wheeler describes the creation of Ignite Nebraska. Launched in February in Omaha, the workforce development apprenticeship program is the culmination of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska executives’ desire to solve a multifaceted problem: a shortage of technology employees. Their… Read more »