Students, parents and job-seekers now have a chance to experience Nebraska-based industries without leaving home or the classroom.
The Nebraska Departments of Education, Economic Development and Labor produced a series of videos providing virtual tours of some of Nebraska’s largest and most innovative employers, including two businesses located in Sarpy County – Yahoo and Werner Enterprises.
Yahoo, the Internet search company, opened a data center in La Vista in 2010.
Transportation and logistics company Werner Enterprises is located near Interstate 80 and 144th Street.
The videos are aimed at engaging youth and informing them of skills and education needed to prosper in the Nebraska economy.
Videos showcase different businesses and industries in the 16 Career Clusters. So far videos represent information technology, manufacturing, and transportation, distribution and logistics.
In addition to tours of the businesses and industries, the videos also include interviews with employees and business representatives who discuss work requirements, education levels, salary and job prospects.
Other featured Nebraska businesses include Mid America Computer Corporation, Hudl, Becton Dickinson, MetalQuest, Chief Buildings, Brown Transfer and Cash-Wa.
Videos can be found at necareertours.com and are being distributed to schools across the state.
The Nebraska Department of Education is developing a curriculum surrounding each of the industries to help students connect what they learn in the classroom with future job prospects.