Business Training

Partnering With Employers for a Strong Workforce

Northeast Community College is your partner for making your business or organization strong and competitive. We provide training and workshops that help you and your employees stay on top of today’s business and industry needs as well as plan for the future.

We have access to local, regional, state, national, and international training expertise. Our purpose is to provide high-quality, cost-effective training solutions for our business partners.

Examples of training include but are not limited to:
  • Management, Supervisory, and Leadership training
  • Safety, Compliance, Quality Control, and Technical Skills training
  • Seminars, Workshops, and Conferences
  • Computer software training such as:
    • MS Access
    • MS Excel
    • MS Outlook
    • MS PowerPoint
    • MS Word
    • Quick Books
    • Quicken
  • Various topics of general interest to business, industry, and communities

Customized Training

Northeast Community College can customize training to meet your business or organization’s needs. Training can be held at one of Northeast’s facilities or yours and will be arranged to fit your schedule to include various shifts if necessary. Please contact one of our staff members for more information about customized training:

Melcher, Tracy - Business and Industry Training Coordinator, (402) 844-7235,

Kassmeier, Lynda - Lifelong Learning Center Coordinator, (402) 844-7246,

Business and Industry Training Grants Available through the Nebraska Worker Training Program

The Nebraska Worker Training Program is a business incentive program to support the retraining and upgrading of Nebraska’s current workforce. Training is central to preparing Nebraskans to excel in the workplace and marketplace today and in the future. The goal is to broaden the state’s skill pool through grants for training projects that help build productivity, enhance earning capacity and job security. Training improves the quality of our goods and services and provides skills needed in today’s workplaces that benefit Nebraska. Individual businesses decide the type of training needed and how long the training project will take. Companies also decide who will provide training.

All established, Nebraska, for-profit businesses that contribute to the State Unemployment Insurance Trust (SUIT) fund are eligible. Reimbursable employers to the state Unemployment System may participate if partnered in a consortium with contributory employers, with a significant percentage of those being trained coming from contributory employers.

The application consists of a one-page form that allows the Worker Training Board to review the business and the proposed training project. Northeast Community College will assist in the development and delivery of the training as approved.

Individual businesses as well as groups of businesses decide on the type and length of training needed. Grants are distributed on the basis of the business size, the type of industry, geographic location, and demand of the occupation. Employers must provide funds equal to or greater than the grant funds requested. Matching private funds, which exceed the grant funds requested, will be considered as an indication of the applicant's commitment to training. Employee wagers or equipment used in training may be considered as an in-kind contribution.

For more detailed information please contact Tracy Melcher - Business and Industry Training Coordinator, (402) 844-7235,