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.
by jamesc 7/24/2014 4:39:31 PM --
Lyle Kathol, dean of applied technology at Northeast Community College (left), visits with Dr. Michael Chipps, college president, during a tour of Northeast’s new Applied Technology building.
by jamesc 7/23/2014 4:05:20 PM --
NORFOLK - Registration is presently underway for anyone interested in adult education classes through Northeast Community College. Classes are held in a number of communities across Northeast’s 20 county service area.
by jamesc 7/14/2014 3:26:09 PM --
SOUTH SIOUX CITY - While the focus of the world of late was on the futbol fields of Brazil, there is a group of young men on a much smaller level who have as much heart and determination than the professionals who pursued World Cup glory. Every Sunday, this fledging team heads to the fields of South Sioux City proudly wearing the red and black of Northeast Community College to achieve victory in the sport commonly known by American standards as soccer.
by jamesc 7/14/2014 2:35:10 PM --
NORFOLK – Criminal Justice and Early Childhood Education have been mainstay programs at Northeast Community College. But beginning this fall, additional degree options in the programs will be added to the curriculum.
by jamesc 7/11/2014 9:31:25 AM --
NASHVILLE, TN – Several members of Northeast Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter earned honors recently at the organization’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN. Overall, Nebraska PBL produced 52 Top Ten finishes, the most ever. The finish also placed the Nebraskans in second place among all of the states attending.
by jamesc 7/11/2014 9:28:37 AM --
NORFOLK – Northeast Community College will add several new programs and concentrations through its health and wellness division beginning this fall. The new programs include an expansion in the health and wellness transfer concentrations of athletic training – associate of science degree (AS); exercise science (AS); pre-dietetics (AS); and physical education teacher – associate of arts degree.
by jamesc 7/7/2014 5:05:17 PM --
NORFOLK – The signing of the latest player to the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team will give the Hawks some added height this year. Coach Matt Svehla has announced the signing of Janea Bunn, of Springfield, MA.
by jamesc 7/7/2014 4:34:10 PM --
NORFOLK – Approximately 30 students are living in the Northeast Community College residence halls on the Norfolk campus over the summer months. Once a week they are being treated to what may be considered as a ‘gourmet meal’ compared to their regular diet of frozen and/or fast food.
by jamesc 7/1/2014 8:38:24 AM --
LINDSAY – A member of the faculty at Northeast Community College was among several agriculture educators to take part in a water resource professional development program, sponsored by the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
by jamesc 6/27/2014 10:30:49 AM --
NORFOLK – A member of the faculty at Northeast Community College has received national recognition. Tere Karella has been awarded Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant by the American Physical Therapy Association. The recognition was bestowed on Karella at the association’s annual conference earlier this month in Charlotte, NC.
by jamesc 6/26/2014 10:26:44 AM --
NORFOLK – Since Northeast Community College instituted global educational opportunities as one of its eight institutional priorities, several students, faculty and staff have had experiences of not only learning and understanding other cultures, they have grown personally as well. Three Northeast instructors are the latest to experience a real world culture first-hand by traveling to a distant land. Brian Anderson, broadcasting instructor, Cara Hoehne, business instructor, and Kate Trindle, history/geography instructor, traveled to Denmark this spring to teach at Aarhus Business College in Aarhus, Denmark. “The trip to Aarhus was an amazing experience, both culturally and educationally,” Anderson said. “Our hosts provided us with a great mix of both that helped us bring those experiences back to our students and classrooms.”