Author: Julie Klug

UNO Partners with Employers to Expand Paid Internship Opportunities for Students

In an effort to retain young talent and make graduating from college more attainable in Nebraska, the University of Nebraska at Omaha is partnering with more than 50 employers to offer paid internships to UNO students. The Career Connect program is aimed at helping college students obtain career experience and giving employers access to interns… Read more »

Wayne State College breaks ground in Norfolk Student Housing

A large group of people gathered Tuesday evening to break ground on Wayne State College’s upcoming student housing project. The student housing will be located in downtown Norfolk off of North Third Street and Winter Avenue, the site of Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. Students from Wayne State who will be living in the new housing also… Read more »

Student Housing Coming to Downtown Norfolk

Around 80 employers and educators met at the Midtown Event Center on Tuesday to discuss the future of Aksarben’s Growing Together initiative. State Sen. Mike Flood, who has helped spearhead the Growing Together initiative, kicked off the Growing Together workforce summit with updates on the program. “Today we’re basically educating employers about the Growing Together… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation Announces Community Grant Recipients

The Aksarben Community Grant Program is an initiative of the Aksarben Foundation and, since its inception, the initiative has had a recurring impact on all 93 counties of the state. The matching-fund grants are funded by the Aksarben Foundation and targeted to community improvement projects and/or workforce development on a local level. Any Nebraska 501(c)(3)… Read more »

Leadership Nebraska Honors 28 Graduates

Twenty-eight Nebraska leaders were recognized with certificates and commemorative awards for completing Class XIII of Leadership Nebraska ( at a commencement ceremony held Marcy 3. Graduates are current and emerging leaders from communities throughout Nebraska. The program enhances their leadership skills and deepens their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing our state. Leadership Nebraska… Read more »

Aksarben Foundation awards grant to Literacy Council of Grand Island

The Literacy Council of Grand Island is one of 10 organizations from around the state that was recently awarded a grant from the Aksarben Foundation. The Aksarben Community Grant Program has had a recurring impact on all 93 counties of Nebraska since it’s inception. The matching-fund grants are funded by the Aksarben Foundation and targeted… Read more »

Cozad’s swimming pool projects gets hand from Aksarben

The city of Cozad has received an Aksarben Community Grant to help restore the town’s swimming pool. Aksarben announced its community grant recipients on Tuesday. The program is an initiative of the Aksarben Foundation. Since its inception, the initiative has had a recurring benefit on all 93 counties of the state. The matching-fund grants are… Read more »

Northeast Community College Offers Professional Opportunities

The Workforce Development Office at Northeast Community College will offer a series of professional opportunities in early April in Norfolk to ensure that employees have up-to-date training that is essential to any successful business plan. Becoming a Northeast Nebraska Workforce Partner will put business owners and supervisors in a position to jump ahead of the competition… Read more »

Redevelopment plan gets through third of five steps

The area marked in the image is part of the Geary redevelopment project, which is north of Braasch Avenue and east of the North Third Street in downtown Norfolk. The North Fork redevelopment project consisting of residential and commercial development downtown Norfolk continues to move through the process. On Monday, the Community Development Agency approved… Read more »

Inspiring the future of Nebraska Workforce Development

Pictured: Joanne Li is the chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. You may not be familiar with Horatio Alger, but because of him, you are familiar with bootstraps. Through the mid- and late-1800s, Alger authored rags-to-riches tales that inspired generations to pull themselves up “by their bootstraps” from impoverished backgrounds and create a… Read more »