The group’s president Jon Burt says the goal is to offer a seamless transition from high school to career training and into a meaningful career.
“We have a real simple mission of giving back time, talent and treasure in order to move forward heartland prosperity,” Burt says. “This year and in the coming years, we will be granting upwards of one-million dollars in college scholarships specifically to students of need throughout the state.”
The program is called Career Connectors.
“The pilot for that program is going to be in Douglas and Sarpy counties and it begins this year,” Burt says. “It’s specifically to try to fill the needs of the medium and high-skilled job market of which, I think every community within our region is in significant need of folks who have those high-skill abilities and can fill those positions.”
Learn more about the scholarship program at the non-profit foundation’s website: www.aksarben.org. If you’re struggling to spell “Aksarben,” it’s “Nebraska” backwards.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney