Aksarben holds first annual Workforce Development Conference

Defining the problem and traveling
uncharted territory to find a solution.

The largest problem identified by Nebraska business leaders today is a shortage of workers. Aksarben’s Workforce Development initiative takes a holistic approach to a hot issue facing much of the mid-west. Aksarben has partnered with business, educational, civic and philanthropic leaders across the state and has created workforce development committees who are addressing this issue both by industry and by region. Take a look at this presentation from the first annual Aksarben Stakeholder’s Meeting, held October 18th, 2019.

Aksarben Workforce Development Conference Presentation 2019

Workforce Challenge

The workforce challenge in Nebraska is critical. Learn more about the issue and its repercussions in this video, as well as how the Aksarben Foundation is convening leaders from the business community, governmental organizations and the education sector to address it.

Stakeholders Meeting

In October 2019, Aksarben hosted its inaugural annual stakeholders’ meeting focused on workforce development, bringing together statewide leadership, chambers of commerce, educators, administrators and business leaders to present an understanding of what we’re up against as a state and how Aksarben is coordinating initiatives to help.

The Aksarben Workforce Development Initiative currently has four breakout initiatives focusing on specific workforce development opportunities and challenges. These initiatives are the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, Northeast Nebraska Growing Together, the Central Nebraska Initiative, and the Transportation and Trade Initiative.

Nebraska Tech Collaborative

NTC is a group of over 100 partners working together to drive results and scale programs to build a world-class tech talent ecosystem.

Growing Together Initiative

The Northeast Nebraska Growing Together initiative fosters a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem and is making big plans.

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Transportation & Trade Initiative

This initiative works to introduce opportunities in transportation and trades and grow the talent pipeline in these industries.

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Central Nebraska Initiative

This initiative is exploring ways to build and promote opportunities in the Grand Island, Kearney and Hastings region.