Businesses and Employers

Businesses and employers of all sizes and industries can participate by hosting experiences. Together, let’s help our up-and-coming talent soar and launch them into their future careers.

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Be the business that provides an experience that will educate, excite and inspire.

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2017 Experience Examples

We encourage you to read through these examples of experiences offered in 2017 to familiarize yourself with experiences.

Cybersecurity: “Protecting your cyber-identity“

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Cybersecurity is all over the news these days, and that’s because it’s more important than ever for businesses and individuals to protect themselves online. We work every day to ensure our members’ private health information is secure from digital threats.

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Introduction to Metal Fabrication Manufacturing

Distefano Technology & Manufacturing

Two hour tour of metal fabrication facility covering estimating, design, scheduling, laser cutting, press forming, welding, machining and shipping. Hands-on demonstrations at design, press, weld and machining.

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Robotics! Coding! Let’s Build Things Together on the Railroad

Union Pacific

Come spend the afternoon work’n on the Railroad! We’ll work together to demonstrate the Union Pacific vision and values, while exploring technology and creating real-life projects that look like our work at Union Pacific.

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FAQs

What is Careerockit? And how do I participate?

One week each year, Greater Omaha region businesses meet the challenge of hosting thousands of career experiences to educate, excite and inspire students and young adults. Businesses and employers can participate in three main ways.

  • Host an experience
  • Sponsor
  • Be a Business Champion and recruit other businesses to participate
What is an experience and how can my organization host an experience?

An experience is an activity that exposes participants to a specific career, company or industry. Experience types range from job shadows, which work better for smaller groups or individuals, to tours and activities, which work well for medium to large size groups. Experiences should have clear learning objectives that relate to the job, industry or company that you are showcasing.

Businesses and employers of all sizes and industries can participate by hosting experiences. Sign up Nov. 1 through Dec. 15 on Careerockit.com. To learn more, attend one of our virtual information sessions.

 Virtual Informational Sessions

Where will experiences take place?

Experiences can take place within the schools or at the business. Some classrooms are restricted from traveling, while other classrooms have the option to travel. Educators will provide details of any travel restrictions they have and businesses will have access to that information.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of experiences I have to host?

No, there is no minimum or maximum number of experiences you have to host. Consider what type of experience(s) you want to offer and decide on a range. You should also consider how many volunteers will be available to help with the experience(s) and the size of your facility if the experience(s) will be held at your business.

How long does an experience last?

There is no set duration for experiences. The time allotted for an experience should be dictated by the activities the participants will be doing and school day time constraints. Experiences offered in 2017 ranged from 2 hours to 5 hours.

After a match has been made, a general time frame will be agreed upon by both parties however detailed time information needs to be confirmed by the educator and employer contacts.

What time of day should my experience be offered?

Businesses have the option to host experiences for the time of day this is most convenient for them; however, you will likely want to offer experiences during a time that classrooms/student groups are able to participate. Educators will provide this information when they sign-up their classroom/student group, and you will have access to view this information.

Do we need give away swag?

No, while you have the option to provide swag you are not obligated.

Am I able to recruit interns by participating in Careerockit?

Yes, we encourage your business to use this opportunity to promote internships and other career opportunities. Please consider the grade and age range for the participants when promoting internships or career opportunities. We also encourage you to promote your career opportunities outside of the class/group of students you host.

If I host experiences at my business, who pays for transportation?

Ideally the school works out transportation via their busing system, however businesses have the option to pay for transportation costs. If you are interested in paying for transportation please indicate so when you sign up.

What are the sponsorship opportunities, and how do I sign up to be a sponsor?

There are two sponsorship levels: Launch ($7,500) and Blast Off Sponsor ($2,500). To obtain additional details and sign up, email Sarah Moylan at careerockit@omahachamber.org.

What is a Business Champion, and how do I sign up?

Business Champions are volunteers that help promote Careerockit and recruit businesses and employers to host experiences. To sign up, email Patricia Mayorga at careerockit@omahachamber.org.

Other questions about Careerockit?

Call the Greater Omaha Chamber at (402) 346-5000 or contact Patricia Mayorga by email at careerockit@omahachamber.org.

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