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 experiencesStudents 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.)

February 12 – 18, 2018. Learn more »

The experience would not be offered.

Other questions about CAREEROCKIT?

Greater Omaha Chamber: 402.346.5000
Patricia Mayorga:

Planning Committee

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
Evelyn Grixby UNMC
Scott Haag NMC
Allison Hatch NE Dept of Economic Development
Mindy Jarecki Lincoln Financial Group
Julie Jones-Goll Cargill
Dave Kerber Agape Red
JoDee Klinker ConAgra Foods
Lynn Kohout NE Dept of Economic Development
Jill Mages Union Pacific Railroad
Selina Marshall Drive Spotter
Anne Morgan Valmont
Kathy Peissig Werner
Amanda Rinker Lozier Corp
Denise Robertson CHI Health
Scott Rowe AIM
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