SCC covers a 15-county area and offers adult education to students who are 16 years or older and have completed home-schooling or withdrawn from Nebraska School. SCC makes available several grant-funded opportunities for education to help adults advance their life skills.
Business Development, Retention and Expansion
The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) is a public-private collaboration responsible for the Economic Development goals set for Lincoln. Important components of LPED are to provide job growth and business expansion for the community.
EmployLNK is a partnership of workforce development agencies in Lincoln and is used as a liaison for businesses to network with local agencies that serve the Lincoln Community. Also, EmployLNK will arrange job fairs and other employment-related meetings.
The American Job Center works with employers to assist with their job postings, referrals, labor market research, job fairs or hiring events, interview space, temporary work or internships, layoff assistance, wage reimbursement or a training match program for potential or incumbent employees.
Family Self-sufficiency Program
LHA runs the family self-sufficiency program, which is voluntary and assists individuals and families with supporting themselves, to decrease the need for public assistance. To qualify, individuals or families will need to be receiving a Section 8 housing voucher or live in LHA’s public housing.
Community Action offers financial coaching which is a six-month program designed to focus on individuals’ financial well-being. It will help individuals with increasing their financial knowledge and creating a plan to use the newly gained knowledge. The program offers one-on-one coaching sessions or group sessions to meet the individual’s needs.
Job Corps Centers provide hand-on training to youth ages 16-24 who are income-eligible. There are training programs in a variety of fields offered. Job Corps not only provide training but dorm living, academics and life skills, and other leisure activities to keep busy while not in training.
Lincoln Manufacturing Council
LMC offers a manufacturing tech certificate to those who complete their 6-week program. It is aimed at individuals who have no prior experience in the industry of manufacturing. Childcare and dinner are offered during the courses and a stipend is offered after successful completion of the program.
National Farmworker Jobs Program
Proteus runs the National Farmworker Jobs Program which was developed by Congress to address the chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment migrant and seasonal farmworkers experienced. Proteus assists by offerings educational services, vocational training, career placement services, and related assistance with the goal of helping individuals and families become self-sufficient.
Native American Programs
The Workforce and Opportunity Act-Indian and Native American Program can assist eligible adult Native Americans living in Nebraska and actively seeking employment, education, or training (must be an enrolled member in a tribe).
NCBVI works to empower blind individuals by promoting opportunities and building belief in the blind. NCBVI helps individuals who are blind or visually impaired learn to use assistive technology to assist them in the training and education needed to successfully prepare for and maintain employment. There is no cost for the services NCBVI provides.
Nebraska VR offers assistance with employment for those who are experiencing a disability to help find and/or maintain employment The program is voluntary and will address the specific needs of the individuals as they enter the program.
The RESEA is operated by the Department of Labor and works with individuals who are involved in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits Program. The goals for the RESEA program are to advance employment outcomes for individuals receiving unemployment and reduce the amount of time individuals receive the unemployment benefit.
The JVSG is federally funded and run by the NE Department of Labor. The Veteran’s career coach works with individuals to develop a plan to provide career and training-related services to veterans and address barriers to employment. The Veteran’s Reemployment Coordinator works with employers fill positions with job-seeking veterans.
Senior Community Service Employment Program
National Able operates the senior community services employment program which assists individuals 55 and older with the transition into employment. It also offers opportunities for individuals to gain work experience from non-profits or community service agencies. SCSEP provides career coaching, training, new skills, and assistance with education and training.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Nebraska’s TANF cash assistance program for needy families is called Aid to Dependent Children (ADC). The purposes of the ADC program are to aid needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes and to reduce the dependence on state assistance. Families receiving ADC are required to participate in the employment first program which helps promote self-sufficiency by assessing career outcomes and providing job readiness training to reach the career outcome goal.
If an individual has been laid off due to the impacts of global trade, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program provides support to help job seekers. To be eligible, you need to have been a part of one of these Trade Certified layoffs which a list can be found on the AJC website.