Omaha, NE. Feb. 11 – More than 200 businesses in Greater Omaha kicked off Careerockit February 10, Nebraska and Iowa’s, weeklong business/student learning initiative featuring 23,000-plus experiences for children and youth.
“We are excited to show students career opportunities in the public utility industry that supply life-essential services to their communities,” said Mark Doyle, president of Metropolitan Utilities District. “Students will tour one of our water treatment facilities and participate in hands-on activities with our employees to understand the process involved in making safe, high quality drinking water.”
Metropolitan Utilities District joins Lozier again this year as a supporting sponsor of the program, which is the nation’s largest concurrent career experience of its kind.
“Careerockit has been an outstanding experience for our students,” said Leah Fischer, guidance counselor, Scribner-Snyder Secondary School. “Careerockit has helped to create an interest in possible careers and connects our students with future employers.” This is the third year Scribner-Snyder has participated in the program.
A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Careerockit 2020 serves students in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders, Pottawattamie and Washington counties.
- Participating Counties: 6 (Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Pottawattamie, Sarpy, Washington)
- Participating School Districts: 23
- Participating Schools: 90
- Participating Businesses: 212
- Number of Career-Learning Experiences: 21,488
What to Expect for Careerockit 2020
- Participating Counties: 7 (Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Pottawattamie, Sarpy, Saunders, Washington)
- Participating School Districts: 22
- Participating Schools: 101
- Participating Businesses: 205
- Career-Learning Experiences: 23,000
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A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber and supported by community partners, Careerockit creates connections between the business and educational community to meet current and future talent needs. Participating organizations provide students and youth with opportunities to gain knowledge and build excitement for career options in their home communities.
About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and a prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration. This is accomplished by advocating for a strong business climate, creating opportunities for member visibility and business connections, pursuing investment and jobs for the region, strengthening leaders and the community and enhancing the region’s brand and image.