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Business Engagement

Welcome to the MCC CARES Scholarship Workforce Retraining Initiative.

Nebraska allocated over $16 million in federal stimulus funds to CARES Act Scholarships to retrain displaced workers for new careers. Funded by this initiative, Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is awarding over 5,200 scholarships for students to go through customized training programs. MCC is partnering with area businesses, and we are looking for businesses like yours. MCC are experts at training individuals to meet the needs of your current talent pool.

If you would like to take advantage of this free opportunity or learn more, sign up here. Partners must connect with MCC by December 15, 2020.

How does my business become involved in hiring events?

This is a very easy step. We encourage all businesses that MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division works with to become a supporting business of the (HWRC). Supporting the HWRC Initiative opens doors to business engagement across all avenues within the workforce system. Specifically, when working with WID, those businesses get first access to corporate training opportunities and direct access to talent pipelines of individuals attending training to upskill and enter the workforce. the HWRC is completely FREE!

What are the pros of my business being engaged with MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division?
  • First access to new innovative and emerging technologies and trainings

  • Direct access to talent pipelines

  • Direct access to state-of-the-art facilities (**rental fee**)

  • Input in the creation of programs and learning outcomes

  • Connection to the local workforce board, agencies, and other partners

Are there other ways my business can partner with MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division?
  • Refer current employees to training

  • Interview qualified program completers for hire as appropriate

  • Provide curriculum input

  • Validate new training components

  • Provide presentations by company professionals to program participants

  • Identify and share occupational needs and data

  • Utilize the National Career Readiness Certification for relevant positions

  • Provide expertise regarding career pathways and corresponding skills and competencies

  • Share skill set needs for both hard and soft job skills

  • Provide a pathway to continue training and education

  • Membership on academic or training program Advisory Committees

  • Participate in campus-based job fairs

  • Identify potential instructors or faculty for program training and education

  • Offer on-site externships or visits to trainers or instructors to enhance training and teaching

  • Provide use of training space and equipment as appropriate.

  • Provide feedback on student resumes and employability documents

  • Participate in mock interviews to build job-seeking skills

  • Provide information about job openings

  • Provide mentors to new hires

  • Membership on the Heartland Work Ready Community Initiative

  • Provide internship opportunities

  • Place job opening on MCC’s Career Center website

  • Communicate barriers and challenges to MCC staff to receive assistance

  • Provide tuition assistance/tuition reimbursement to promote ongoing education and training

  • Provide flexibility to employees to access training toward upskilling for career advancement

  • Provide industry site visits to participants