is a Greater Omaha business community challenge.
A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber and supported by community partners, the initiative aims to connect our business and educational community to meet current and future talent needs. Together – we can provide students and young adults with opportunities to move along the learning pipeline, gain applicable knowledge and build excitement for growing career options, right here.
CAREEROCKIT brings awareness to the career opportunities that await in an exciting, accessible, interactive and relevant way for students.
The first annual CAREEROCKIT was held April 1-8, 2017 and offered more than 11,000 career experiences.
What students learn outside the classroom gives them a glimpse into their future. Student experiences provide pathways into careers and allow students to build a portfolio of connections that propel them into further career achievement.
Participants can engage in CAREEROCKIT through:
Individual experiences – Students can register individually for experiences offered outside of the school day.
Classroom experiences – Teachers can register their class for school day experiences. Complete our “Teacher Interest Form” and a member of our staff will work with you to match the classroom with an offered experience.
Parents, counselors, teachers and advisors will gain access to information regarding opportunities for students and connections that bridge business and education.
Greater Omaha Chamber staff will help match “during the day classroom experiences” with participating schools. Individual classrooms (teachers) have identified ideal curriculum as well as schedules for engaging their students. After a “match” has been made, contact information will be shared between the business representative and educator to coordinate final details.
Anything! The more unique to your business and engaging, the better. Students should walk away from the experience with a clear understanding of the employer, types of jobs and skills, and be excited about the opportunities ahead of them right here in our community.
Think creatively about how to engage with students and provide meaningful experiences. Consider attending one of our business workshops to learn best practices for working with students.
For companies offering classroom experiences, the Greater Omaha Chamber will work with school districts to coordinate busing transportation.
For individual participant experiences, students will be required to arrange their own transportation (The Greater Omaha Chamber will be working with various nonprofits to assist students with transportation barriers.)
The experience would not be offered.
Other questions about CAREEROCKIT?
Greater Omaha Chamber: 402.346.5000
Holly Benson: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Cindy Bacon||Metropolitan Utilities District|
|Tim Barry||Hot Shops Art Center|
|Katie Beach||Nebraska Medicine|
|Livia Biskup||First National Bank|
|Meghan Bunger||Nebraska Medicine|
|Tammy Carlson||Lozier Corp|
|Mary Pat Champion||Novozymes|
|Jan Christenson||Omaha Public Schools|
|Karlus Cozart||Omaha Public Schools|
|Maggie Davis||Children’s Hospital & Medical Center|
|Tammmy Glandt||Lincoln Financial Group|
|Kristina Godfrey||Werner Enterprises|
|Allison Hatch||NE Dept of Economic Development|
|Mindy Jarecki||Lincoln Financial Group|
|Dave Kerber||Agape Red|
|JoDee Klinker||ConAgra Foods|
|Lynn Kohout||NE Dept of Economic Development|
|Jill Mages||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Selina Marshall||Drive Spotter|
|Amanda Rinker||Lozier Corp|
|Denise Robertson||CHI Health|
|Madelyn Saylor||Lincoln Financial Group|
|Lori Shields||Council Bluffs Chamber|
|Rogene Smith||Conductix, Inc.|
|Ken Spellman||Omaha Public Schools|
|Britney Stratman||Oxbow Animal Health|
|Carmen Tapio||North End Teleservices|
|Erica Volker||CHI Health|
|Albert Varas||Avenue Scholars|
|Bradley Ekwerekwu, Ph.D.||Avenue Scholars|
|Christine Fortier||Greater Omaha Chamber|
|Holly Benson||Greater Omaha Chamber|
|Sarah Moylan||Greater Omaha Chamber|