How to get started

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
Bricklayer (Construction), Cement Mason, Construction Craft Laborer, Electrician (Construction), Heating & Air conditioning Installer/Servicer, Instrumentation & Control Mechanic, Insulation Worker, Iron Worker (Erector), Pipefitter, Plumber, Sheet Metal Worker, and Welder – Certificate Associated Builders & Contractors
Workforce Development Specialist – Certificate City of Lincoln
IT Generalist – Certificate Jason’s Heart
Electrical – Certificate
Installer Technician – Certificate
Lincoln Electrical Contractors Association
K – 12 Teacher – Bachelor of Science Nebraska Department of Education
Electromechanical Technician CB – Certificate 
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver – Certificate
Welder, Combination – Certificate; Diploma or AAS
Southeast Community College
Telecommunications Tower Technician – Certificate
Wireless Technician – Certificate
Wireless Infastructure Association , Inc.

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
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Central States Safety & Driver Training LLC
Health Sciences – Bachelor of Science
Software Development – Certificate

Doane University

AWS Solutions Architect Associate – Certificate
Behavior Technician and the Medical Office – Certificate
Behavior Technician Specialist – Certificate
Cisco CCNA Network Associate – Certificate
Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professional – Certificate
Clinical Medical Professional – Certificate
Clinical Medical Specialist – Certificate
Cloud Computing (Cloud+) – Certificate
Cloud Technology Professional – Certificate
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) – Certificate
Dental Assistant – Certificate
Electronic Health Records and Reimbursement Specialist – Certificate
Electronic Health Records Specialist – Certificate
Ethical Hacker (PenTest+) – Certificate
Fundamentals of IT – Certificate
Healthcare IT Technician – Certificate
HI-7200 Mental Health Support Specialist – Certificate
HI-7200 Mental Health Support Professional – Certificate
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – Certificate
IT Network Technician – Certificate
IT Security and Network Technician – Certificate
IT Security Specialist – Certificate
IT Support Professional – Certificate
IT-2000 IT Helpdesk Administrator, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ – Certificate
Linux Administrator – Certificate
Medical Assistant – Certificate
Medical Billing Specialist – Certificate
Medical Coding and Billing Professional – Certificate
Medical Front Office Administration Specialist – Certificate
Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records – Certificate
Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist – Certificate
Medication Care Coordinator – Certificate
Microsoft Office Specialist – Certificate
NASM Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach – Certificate
Networking Specialist – Certificate
Patient Care Technician – Certificate
PC Technician – Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE) – Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Specialist – Certificate
Phlebotomy Technician – Certificate
Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist – Certificate
Professional Coder – Certificate
Project Management Essentials (CAPM) – Certificate
Sterile Processing Technician – Certificate
Surgical Sterile Processing Technician – Certificate
Surgical Technologist – Certificate
MedCerts
Basic Nursing Assistant Training – Certificate
Medication Aide – Certificate
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Pro-Fleet CDL Driving Academy
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Roadmasters Drivers School
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Rock Gate Capital, LLC (dba 160 Drive Academy)
Academic Transfer – Associate of Arts or Associate of Science
Accounting – Associates of Arts
Adult & Juvenile Services & Corrections – Associate of Applied Science
Alcohol & Drug Counseling – Certificate of Completion
Auto Collision Repair Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology and Light Repair – Certificate of Completion
Backend Software Developer Bootcamp – Certificate
Baking/Pastry – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Basic Precision Machining – Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Basic Welding – Certificate
Biotechnology – Certificate of Completion or Associate of Science
Bookkeeping – Certificate of Completion or Diploma
Building Construction Technology Construction Process – Certificate of Completion
Business – Certificate, Diploma, Associate of Applied Arts, or Associate of Applied Science
Certified Fiber Optics Boot camp (CFOT, CFOS/S, CFOS/T) – Certificate
Client Relations – Business Certificate
Computer Information Technology, Applications Development – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Computer Information Technology, Computer Support – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity – Associate of Applied Science
Computer Information Technology, General Technician – Certificate
Computer Information Technology – Network Management – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Criminal Justice – Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science
Culinary/Hospitality – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assistant (with Expanded Duties) – Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assistant – Diploma and Certification
Design & Drafting Technology, Architectural Design – Associate of Applied Science
Design & Drafting Technology, Designing Software – Certificate
Design & Drafting Technology, Intro to Design Software – Certificate
Design & Drafting Technology, Residential Design – Certificate
Design & Drafting Technology, Computer Aided Design Drafting – Associate of Applied Science
Diesel Technology, Truck – Associate of Applied Science
Dietary Manager – Certificate
Early Childhood Education – Certificate, Diploma, Associates of Arts, or Associate of Applied Science
Early Childhood Education, Infant/Toddler – Certificate
Early Childhood Education, In-Home Care Provider – Certificate
Early Childhood Education, Preschool – Certificate
EKG Technician – Certificate
Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, Automation & Robotics – Certificate or Associate of Applied Science
Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technician – Associate of Applied Science
Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, Electromechanical Industrial Maintenance Technician – Associate of Applied Science
Electrical Fundamentals – Certificate
Electronic Systems Technology, Electronic Systems Technician – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Electronic Systems Technology, AVD and Low Voltage Systems – Certificate or Associate of Applied Science
Entrepreneurship, Business – Certificate
Event-Venue Operations Management – Business Certificate
Forklift Operator – Certificate
GIS – Geographic Information Systems Technician – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Graphic Design/Media Arts – Associate of Applied Science
Health Sciences – Associate Degree
Healthcare Services – Certificate
Human Resource – Certificate of Professional Development
Human Services – Associate of Applied Science
Interpreter and Translator – Certificate
Introduction to Food and Culinary Communications – Certificate
Law Enforcement & Homeland Security – Associate of Applied Science
Long Term Care Administration – Certificate or Associate of Applied Science
Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Medical Assisting – Diploma
Medical Laboratory Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Medication Aide – Certificate
Motor Control & Relay Logic – Certificate
Nursing (ADN) – Associate of Applied Science
Nursing Assistant – Certification
Office Professional – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Paramedic – Associate of Applied Science  
Peer Support – Certificate     
Pharmacy Technician – Diploma & State License
Phlebotomy Procedures – Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant – Associate of Applied Science & American Physical Therapy Association Certification (APTA) 
Polysomnographic Technology – Certificate
Practical Nursing – Diploma & Licensure
Production Welding I – Certificate
Radiologic Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Respiratory Care – Associate of Applied Science & National Board for Respiratory Care Licensure (NBRC)
Surgical First Assist – Certificate
Surgical Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Technical Skills Instructor – Associate of Occupational Studies
Therapy Aid – Certificate
Welding Technology – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Southeast Community College (Lincoln)

Academic Transfer – Associate of Arts or Associate of Science
Accounting – Associate of Arts
Auto Collision Repair Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science

Automotive Technology and Light Repair – Certificate
Basic Precision Machining – Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Basic Welding – Certificate
Bookkeeping – Certificate or Diploma

Building Construction Commercial Design and Estimating – Certificate
Building Construction Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Building Construction Technology, Carpentry &Cabinet Making Construction – Certificate

Building Construction Technology, Construction Process – Certificate

Building Construction Residential Design and Estimating – Certificate
Business – Certificate, Diploma. Associate of Applied Science, or Associate of Arts

CDL Class A – Professional Truck Driving Training (ELDT) – Certificate
Client Relations – Business Certificate

Concrete Construction Technician – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science
Diesel – Ag Equipment Service Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Diesel Technology -Truck – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science

Diesel Technology, Truck Maintenance & Light Repair – Certificate

Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech – Diploma

Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech Maintenance & Light Repair – Certificate
Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, Automation & Robotics – Certificate or Associate of Applied Science

Electrical and Electromechanical Technology, Electrical Technician – Certificate or Associate of Applied Science
Electrical & Electromechanical Technology, Electromechanical Industrial Maintenance Technician- Certificate or Associate of Applied Science

Electrician Construction – IBEW Certificate

Electrician Construction – IBEW Option – Associate of Applied Science

Electronic Systems Technology, Electronic Systems Technician – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science

Electronic Systems Technology, AVD and Low Voltage Systems – Associate of Applied Science

Energy Generation Operations – Certificate, Diploma, or Associate of Applied Science

Entrepreneurship, Business – Certificate

Event-Venue Operations Management – Business Certificate

Ford ASSET – Associate of Applied Science
Forklift Operator – Certificate
General Motors ASEP – 
Associate of Applied Science

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration Technology – Diploma

HVAC & Refrigeration Technology – Associate of Applied Science

John Deere Construction & Forestry Tech – Associate of Applied Science

John Deere Technician – Associate of Applied Science

Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology – Associate of Applied Science & ACI Certification

Manufacturing Engineering Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Motor Control & Relay Logic – Certificate
Nondestructive Testing Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Nursing Assistant – Certification
Plumbing Technology – Diploma

Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Powersports Technology – Diploma or Associate of Applied Science
Practical Nursing (LPN) – Diploma & Licensure

Precision Machining & Automation Technology, Advanced CNC & Automation – Associate of Applied Science

Precision Machining & Automation Technology – Diploma

Precision Machining & Automation , General Machinist – Certificate

Precision Machining & Automation Technology, Tool Maker Mold & Die – Associate of Applied Science

Production Welding I – Certificate

Technical Skills Instructor – Associate of Occupational Studies

Southeast Community College (Milford)
Healthcare Services – Certificate
Nursing Assistant – Certificate
Southeast Community College (Wahoo Learning Center)
Universal Robots CORE Training – Nebraska Innovation Studio – Certificate

University of Nebraska

Entrepreneurial Training*

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

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

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.

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