How to get started

Step 1

Set up or update your NEworks job seeker account at neworks.nebraska.gov.

Step 2

Set up an appointment with a resource room navigator or come directly to the center, no appointment necessary.

Step 3

Work with a navigator to begin your journey to a new career.

Work-based and classroom training services are available through the Adult Program, Dislocated Worker Program, and YESS Program. Learn more about these programs including eligibility and how to get started by visiting their program pages.

*Programs listed below come from Nebraska’s Eligible Training Provider List. The list below is intended to spotlight programs in our service area and is not Nebraska’s Eligible Training Provider List. For the most up-to-date and complete list, visit neworks.nebraska.gov, click on Training Services under the Job Seekers column, then click on ETPL Approved Programs on the subsequent page.

On-the-Job Training

Hands-on training allows you to learn a new occupation based on your interests, while earning an income and gaining a permanent position.


Apprenticeships*

Learn a skilled trade using a combination of on-the-job training and technical training, while supervised by a skilled mentor. Wages increase with skills gain.

Programs Provider
Heavy Equipment Operations Electrical HVAC Installation/Service Masonry Plumber Sheet Metal Worker Welder Associated Builders & Contractors
Automation (Mechatronics) Technician GSK Consumer Healthcare Holdings LLC (US)
Electrical Installer Technician Lincoln Electrical Contractors Association

Classroom Training*

Learn the skills needed for your next career opportunity.  Earn an associate degree, certificate, or even a bachelor’s degree. Ask about approved training programs.

Programs Provider
Business – Bachelor of Science
Healthcare Management – Bachelor of Science  
Bellevue University
Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography Dual Major – Bachelor of Science
Nursing – Bachelor of Science
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Accounting – Bachelor of Arts
Business Administration – Bachelor of Arts
Criminal Justice – Bachelor of Arts
Graphic Arts and Print Design – Bachelor of Arts
Health Sciences – Bachelor of Science
Human Relations – Bachelor of Arts
Information Systems – Bachelor of Science
Organizational Communications – Bachelor of Arts
Teacher License Recertification – Licensure
Doane University
Massage Therapy – AS Myotherapy Institute
Academic Transfer – Associate of Arts
Academic Transfer – Associate of Science
Adult & Juvenile Services & Corrections – Associate Degree
Alcohol & Drug Counseling – Certificate
Auto Collision Repair Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Backend Software Developer Bootcamp – Certificate
Basic Precision Machining – Certificate
Basic Welding – Certificate Biotechnology – Certificate
Biotechnology – A.S.
Business – Associate of Applied Science
Business – Certificate
Business – Diploma
Certified Fiber Optics Boot camp (CFOT, CFOS/S, CFOS/T) Client Relations – Business Certificate Computer Information Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Criminal Justice – AA
Criminal Justice – Associate of Applied Science
Culinary/Hospitality (Baking/Pastry Focus) – AA/AS
Culinary/Hospitality (Hospitality Management Focus) – AA/AS
Culinary/Hospitality – Diploma
Dental Assistant (with Expanded Duties) – Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assistant – Diploma and Certification
Architectural Engineering Technology Focus – AAS
Design & Drafting Technology – CADD
Focus – AAS
Design and Drafting Technology – Designing Software Focus – Certificate of Completion
Diesel Technology -Truck – AAS
Dietary Manager – Certificate of Completion
Early Childhood Education – AAS
Early Childhood Education – Certificate
Early Childhood Education – Diploma
Early Childhood Education – A.A.
EKG Technician – Certificate of Completion
Electrical Fundamentals – Certificate
Electronic Systems Technology – AAS
Energy Generation Operations – AAS
Event-Venue Operations Management – Business Certificate
Forklift Operator – Certificate
GIS – Geographic Information Systems Technician – Certificate
Graphic Design/Media Arts – AAS
Health Sciences – Associate Degree
Healthcare Services – Certificate of Completion
Human Services – AAS
Law Enforcement & Homeland Security – AAS
Long Term Care Administration – AAS
Long Term Care Administration – Certificate of Completion
Manufacturing Engineering Technology – AAS
Medical Assisting – Diploma and Certification
Medical Laboratory Technology – AAS
Medication Aide – Certificate
Motor Control & Relay Logic – Certificate
Nursing (ADN) – AAS
Nursing Assistant – Certificate of Completion
Office Professional – AAS
Office Professional – Diploma
Paramedic – Associate of Applied Science      
Pharmacy Technician – Diploma
Phlebotomy Procedures – Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant – AAS
Polysomnographic Technology – Certificate
Practical Nursing – Diploma
Precision Machining & Automation Technology – AAS
Precision Machining and Automation Technology – Diploma
Production Welding I – Certificate
Radiologic Technology – AAS
Respiratory Care – AAS
Surgical First Assist – Certificate of Completion
Surgical Technology – AAS
Technical Skills Instructor – Associate of Occupational Studies
Therapy Aid – Certificate of Completion
Welding Technology – AAS
Welding Technology – Certificate
Southeast Community College
Nursing (Accelerated Program) – BSN Nursing (Traditional) – BSN University of Nebraska
Healthcare Services – Certificate of Completion Southeast Community College (Wahoo Learning Center)
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Roadmasters Drivers School
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure 160 Drive Academy

Entrepreneurial Training*

Access training, tools, and coaching to start your own business.  

Programs Provider
Entrepreneurship – Business Certificate Southeast Community College
SourceLink Nebraska [non-ETPL program] Nebraska Business Development Center

Adult Education and Literacy

Get assistance with GED Preparation and English as a Second Language.

Programs Provider
Basic Skills/ GED Classes English as a Second Language Southeast Community College

Try-out Employment

Take a short-term job to help you reenter the workforce and establish a positive work history.


Consumer Choice

Your career planner will help you explore in-demand, high-wage, high skill occupations. They will also help you evaluate training providers and tuition cost.

If eligible for training services after completing your consultation with your career planner, you may select a program from Nebraska’s Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL).

Training funds may not cover the entire cost of training. Your career planner will coordinate to the extent possible with other funding sources.

Career Pathways

The strategic initiatives committee, in partnership with Southeast Community College and employers, has put together career pathways for information technology, agriculture, manufacturing, and health sciences. These pathways include customized training projects.

Career pathways can offer an efficient customer-centered approach to identifying training and education needs. Occupations are categorized into entry-level, mid-career, and advanced. Each path includes an average wage, entry wage, and available training.