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
Heating and Air-Conditioner Installer AimHigh Education Technologies, LLC
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)
IT Generalist Jason’s Heart
Electrical Installer Technician Lincoln Electrical Contractors Association
Welder, Combination – Certificate of Completion
of an Apprentiship & SCC
Certificate, Diploma, or AAS
Southeast Community College

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
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Rock Gate Capital, LLC (dba 160 Drive Academy)
Business – Bachelor of Science
Healthcare Management – Bachelor of Science  
Bellevue University
Basic Nursing Assistant – Licensure
Biomedical Sciences – Bachelor of Science
Cardiac Sonography- Bachelor of Science
Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Bachelor of Science
Health Professions – Associate of Science
Healthcare Studies – Bachelor of Science
Nursing – Bachelor of Science
Phlebotomy – Certificate of Completion
Bryan College of Health Sciences
Health Sciences – Bachelor of Science

Doane University

Behavior Technician and the Medical Office – Certificate
Behavior Technician Specialist – Certificate
Dental Assistant – Certificate
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach – Certificate
Personal Trainer – Certificate
Medical Front Office Assistant and Administration Specialist – Certificate
Medical Billing Specialist – Certificate
Medical Front Office Administration Specialist – Certificate
Medication Care Coordinator – Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Specialist – Certificate
Medical Front Office and Electronic Health Records – Certificate
Electronic Health Records Specialist – Certificate
Electronic Health Records and Reimbursement Specialist – Certificate
Medical Coding and Billing Professional – Certificate
Professional Coder – Certificate
Medical Assistant – Certificate
Phlebotomy Technician – Certificate
EKG Technician – Certificate
Cardio-Phlebotomy Technician – Certificate
Medical Scribe Professional – Certificate
Medical Scribe & Administrative Professional – Certificate
Medical Laboratory Assistant – Certificate
Patient Care Technician – Certificate
Health Unit Coordinator – Certificate
Allied Healthcare Professional – Certificate
Healthcare Administration Professional – Certificate
Clinical Medical Specialist (Medical Assistant + Phlebotomy Tech) – Certificate
Clinical Medical Professional (Medical Assistant+Phlebotomy Tech+EKG Tech) – Certificate
Clinical Medical Assistant & Scribe Professional – Certificate
Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist – Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE) – Certificate
Sterile Processing Technician – Certificate
Surgical Technologist – Certificate
Surgical Technologist – Certificate
Surgical/Sterile Technician – Certificate
VetBloom Vet Assistant – Certificate
Veterinary Client Service Representative – Certificate
IT Support Professional – Certificate
Fundamentals of IT – Certificate
IT Helpdesk Administrator – Certificate
PC Technician – Certificate
IT Network Technician – Certificate
Networking Specialist – Certificate
Healthcare IT Technician – Certificate
Cisco CCNA Network Associate – Certificate
IT Security and Network Technician – Certificate
IT Security Specialist – Certificate
Ethical Hacker (PenTest+) – Certificate
Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) – Certificate
Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – Certificate
Cloud Technology Professional – Certificate
Cloud Computing (Cloud+) – Certificate
Cloud Specialist – Certificate
AWS Solutions Architect Associate – Certificate
Linux Administrator – Certificate
Microsoft Office Specialist – Certificate
Project Management Essentials – Certificate  
MedCerts
Massage Therapy – AAS Myotherapy Institute
Commercial Drivers License Training – CDL Licensure Roadmasters Drivers School
Academic Transfer – Associate of Arts
Academic Transfer – Associate of Science
Accounting – AA
Adult & Juvenile Services & Corrections – Associate Degree
Alcohol & Drug Counseling – Certificate
Architectural Design Focus – A.A.S. – Design and Drafting Technology Program
Auto Collision Repair Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology – Associate of Applied Science
AVD and Low Voltage Systems Focus – Electronic Systems Technology – AAS
Backend Software Developer Bootcamp – Certificate
Baking/Pastry – AAS
Baking/Pastry – Diploma
Basic Precision Machining – Certificate
Basic Welding – Certificate
Biotechnology – Certificate
Biotechnology – A.S.
Bookkeeping – Certificate
Bookkeeping – Diploma
Building Construction Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Business – AA
Business – AAS
Business – Certificate
Business – Diploma
Business Communication – AA
Certified Fiber Optics Boot camp (CFOT, CFOS/S, CFOS/T) – Certificate
Client Relations – Business Certificate
Computer Aided Design Drafting Focus – A.A.S. – Design & Drafting Technology Program
Computer Information Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Computer Information Technology, Cybersecurity – A.A.S.
Criminal Justice – AA
Criminal Justice – AAS
Culinary/Hospitality – AAS
Culinary/Hospitality – Certificate
Culinary/Hospitality – Diploma
Dental Assistant (with Expanded Duties) – Associate of Applied Science
Dental Assistant – Diploma and Certification
Design & Drafting Technology – Residential Design Focus – Certificate of Completion
Focus – AAS
Design and Drafting Technology – Designing Software Focus – Certificate of Completion
Designing Software Certificate, Design & Drafting Technology Program – Certificate
Diesel Technology -Truck – AAS
Dietary Manager – Certificate of Completion
Early Childhood Education – AAS
Early Childhood Education – Certificate
Early Childhood Education – Diploma
Early Childhood Education – Associate of Arts
EKG Technician – Certificate of Completion
Electrical Focus – Electrical and Electromechanical Technology – A.A.S.
Electrical Fundamentals – Certificate
Electronic Systems Technician Focus – Electronic Systems Technology – AAS
Event-Venue Operations Management – Business Certificate
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
Human Resource – Certificate of Professional Development
Human Services – AAS
Introduction to Food and Culinary Communications – Certificate
Law Enforcement & Homeland Security – AAS
Long Term Care Administration – AAS
Long Term Care Administration – Certificate of Completion
Manufacturing Engineering Technology – AAS
Medical Assisting – Diploma
Medical Laboratory Technology – AAS
Medication Aide – Certificate
Motor Control & Relay Logic – Certificate
Nursing (ADN) – AAS
Nursing Assistant – Certification
Office Professional – AAS
Office Professional – Diploma
Paramedic – Associate of Applied Science  
Peer Support – Certificate     
Pharmacy Technician – Diploma
Phlebotomy Procedures – Certificate
Physical Therapist Assistant – AAS
Polysomnographic Technology – Certificate
Practical Nursing – Diploma
Production Welding I – Certificate
Radiologic Technology – AAS
Respiratory Care – AAS
Robotics and Automation Focus – Electronic Systems Technology – AAS
Role of the Interpreter and Translator – Certificate
Surgical First Assist – Certificate
Surgical Technology – AAS
Technical Skills Instructor – Associate of Occupational Studies
Therapy Aid – Certificate
Welding Technology – AAS
Welding Technology – Certificate
Southeast Community College (Lincoln)

Academic Transfer – Associate of Arts
Academic Transfer – Associate of Science
Accounting – AA
Auto Collision Repair Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Automotive Technology – Associate of Applied Science
Basic Precision Machining – Certificate
Basic Welding – Certificate
Bookkeeping – Certificate
Bookkeeping – Diploma
Building Construction Technology – Associate of Applied Science

Building Construction Technology – Construction Process – Certificate
Business – AA
Business – AAS
Business – Certificate
Business – Diploma
Business Communication – AA
Carpentry & Cabinet Making Construction – Building construction Technology Program – Certificate

CDL Class A – Professional Truck Driving Training – Certificate
Client Relations – Business Certificate
Diesel – Ag Equipment Service Technology – AAS

Diesel Technology -Truck – AAS
Electrical Focus – Electrical and Electromechanical Technology – A.A.S.
Electrical Technician Certificate in Residential Electrical Construction – Electrical & Electromechanical Technology Program – Certificate

Electrician Construction – IBEW Certificate

Electronic Systems Technician Focus – Electronic Systems Technology – AAS

Event-Venue Operations Management – Business Certificate

Ford ASSET – AAS
Forklift Operator – Certificate
General Motors ASEP – AAS

HVAC & Refrigeration Technology – AAS

John Deere Tech – AAS

Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology – AAS

Manufacturing Engineering Technology – AAS
Nondestructive Testing Technology – AAS
Nursing Assistant – Certification
Plumbing Technology – Diploma

Powersports Technology – AAS
Practical Nursing – Diploma

Precision Machining & Automation Technology – AAS

Precision Machining & Automation Technology – Diploma
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)
Behavior Technician and Medical Office – Certificate
Behavior Technician Specialist – Certificate
Cyber Security – Certificate
Dental Assistant – Certificate
EKG Technician – Certificate
Healthcare IT Technician – Certificate
Medical Assistant – Certificate
Patient Care Technician – Certificate
Pharmacy Technician Professional (ASHP/ACPE) – Certificate
Phlebotomy Technician – Certificate
Physical Therapy Aide and Administration Specialist – Certificate
Project Management Essentials (CAPM) – Certificate
Software Developer – Certificate
Sterile Processing Technician – Certificate
Union College
Nursing (Accelerated Program) – BSN Nursing (Traditional) – BSN
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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Updated on 08/22/2023