by jamesc 8/28/2014 9:05:53 AM --
GRAND ISLAND – Six faculty members at Northeast Community College took part in an event that highlights the work of the electric power industry. The third annual Lineworker’s Rodeo was held recently at the Nebraska State Fair’s Motor Sports Track in Grand Island.
by jamesc 8/26/2014 1:32:10 PM --
BEATRICE – The Northeast Community College volleyball team opened the 2014 season with a 2-for-2 finish at the Southeast Community College Tournament here over the weekend.
by jamesc 8/26/2014 1:26:27 PM --
NORFOLK – A hard hat is not enough if you decide to take part in the latest sensation that is designed to raise money for a good cause.
Dr. Michael Chipps, president of Northeast Community College, found that out recently as he and 14 other college administrators took part in the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge. Proceeds from the event will go to the ALS in the Heartland chapter.
by jamesc 8/22/2014 2:03:22 PM --
NORFOLK – An instructor at Northeast Community College in Norfolk has been recognized with a national honor. Paul Bailey, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) instructor, has been named to HVACclasses.org’s “Ten Top Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Instructors” in the United States.
by jamesc 8/22/2014 2:00:39 PM --
NORFOLK – An associate dean and six instructors have joined the staff this fall at Northeast Community College. They were introduced at the recent Fall In-Service.
by jamesc 8/14/2014 5:15:54 PM --
NORFOLK – The building construction program at Northeast Community College is the recipient of a large gift from the Norfolk Area Home Builders (NAHB) Association. As a long-standing backer of the program, NAHB has committed $30,000 to equipping the building construction program’s lab area in the College’s new Applied Technology building, proving its continued support of all the programs to be housed in the new facility.
by jamesc 8/14/2014 4:51:40 PM --
NORFOLK – Five returning players will be joined by six newcomers to make up this season’s Northeast Community College volleyball team. Last year’s squad was the first volleyball team at the College since Northeast reinstated the sport after a decade long absence.
by jamesc 8/11/2014 11:10:03 AM --
WISNER – Northeast Community College has been awarded a $25,000 grant that will assist in its on-going efforts in developing a unique curriculum related to workforce training needs. The funds will be used to support implementation of Northeast’s Manufacturing Bootcamp, which is currently being piloted in Cuming County and the surrounding area.
by jamesc 8/8/2014 1:33:17 PM --
KENOSHA, WS – Three Northeast Community College administrators joined more than 125 education and business leaders from across the United States at a national summit aimed at providing insight into a national priority calling for industry-driven credentials.
by jamesc 8/8/2014 1:22:32 PM --
The flags of 18 countries are now on display inside the atrium of the College Welcome Center on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College. Ted Myers, international student advisor, said the flags represent the countries of the approximately 50 students who will be attending Northeast this fall.
by jamesc 8/4/2014 4:29:34 PM --
NORFOLK - Ten players have signed to play basketball at Northeast Community College during the 2014-15 season, including one from Norfolk and another who has a brother who plays in the NBA.
by jamesc 8/1/2014 12:26:39 PM --
NORFOLK - Manufacturing accounted for 11.8 percent of the gross domestic product in Nebraska in 2011. It not only contributed $11.2 billion to the state’s economy, but it employed 9.8 percent of the workforce. However, according to research by the consulting firm Deloitte, 600,000 manufacturing jobs remain unfilled in the United States because employers cannot find skilled workers. The skills gap and inability to fill positions with qualified candidates witnessed at the national level has not evaded Nebraska - as reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that 2.3 percent of jobs in the Midwest, including Nebraska, remain unfilled.
These are statistics that are hard to ignore. In an effort to assist the manufacturing sector in providing qualified and productive workers, Northeast Community College has created a new option to allow students to acquire highly valued skills in an innovative, hands-on learning environment.
by jamesc 7/25/2014 10:54:46 AM --
NORFOLK – Effective August 1, Northeast Community College will become tobacco free. The College Board of Governors voted recently to approve a change from a smoke free policy to a tobacco free policy.
by jamesc 7/25/2014 10:47:59 AM --
NORFOLK – A one million dollar investment in the renovation of the Kenneth J. Echtenkamp building on the Norfolk campus of Northeast Community College isn’t the only new addition to the program that is housed there. The College’s information technology (IT) program has been redesigned with more concentrations and a unique “build your own” degree.
“This is such an exciting time for all of us. Along with the renovated building, classroom configuration, and new equipment, the most important aspect is the students,” said Gigi Simonsen, information technology instructor. “We feel with the dedicated staff, new learning environment and high-quality instruction, our students will be more competitive in today’s job market.”
by jamesc 7/25/2014 10:42:55 AM --
A bicycle safety clinic, sponsored by the South Sioux City Optimist Club, was among the many activities during a Public Safety Day recently at Northeast Community College’s extended campus in South Sioux City. Approximately 200 people also had the opportunity to view equipment and visit with representatives from a number of Siouxland area agencies during the event.