OMAHA, Neb., September 10, 2019 – Registration is now open for educators interested in participating in the fourth annual Careerockit, the Greater Omaha Chamber’s award-winning and no-cost business/educator learning initiative.
Launched in 2017, Careerockit brings Greater Omaha’s business and educational communities together to educate, excite and inspire students and young adults about career opportunities waiting for them right here at home – all to build Greater Omaha’s talent pipeline and ensure the region can meet current and future talent needs.
“An effort of this scale is only possible with countless partners and supporters. If you haven’t participated in Careerockit before, there’s no better time to get on board,” says David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber.
One week each year, area businesses, of all sizes and from all sectors, host thousands of career experiences, including tours, hands-on activities, presentations, workshops, demonstrations and more. The largest endeavor of its kind in the Midwest, Careerockit 2020 will be held the week of February 10-17, 2020.
“Educators tell us they appreciate that Careerockit helps them connect their classroom curriculum to real-world applications. Employers have the reward of seeing their teams engage in something that contributes to our community and inspires our future workforce,” said Maggie Fisher, manager – talent, Greater Omaha Chamber.
- Educators can register their classes to participate in Careerockit at Careerockit.com/educator-registration/ until October 19.
- Employers can register to host a career experience at Careerockit.com/business-registration/ starting October1 through November 30. Career experiences should be unique to the host company and give students a glimpse into what everyday life at the organization is like.
Careerockit has hosted more than 55,000 student experiences to date.
2019 involvement included:
· 20 school districts
· 90 schools and nonprofits
· 212 employers
· 21,488 career experiences
A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber and community partners, Careerockit connects businesses and educators in order to meet current and future talent needs by helping students gain career-applicable knowledge, while building excitement for career options, right here in Greater Omaha.
About Greater Omaha
Greater Omaha is a No. 1 ranked up-and-coming-tech hotspot, the No. 1 Best City for College Grads to Start their Careers in 2018 and Time magazine’s 2017 No. 3 Most Up-and-Coming City in America. Recognized for its “We Don’t Coast” attitude, and named America’s No. 2 Best Small City, Greater Omaha is home to more than 30 communities and nearly 1 million people, with a youthful population (more than 40 percent are age 24 or younger), low cost of living and steady economic growth that outpaces the nation. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc. and Union Pacific – all Fortune 500 companies – call Greater Omaha “home.”
About the Greater Omaha Chamber
The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration.