Vocational Schools, Technical Programs, and Career Schools

Vocational Schools, Technical Programs, and Career Schools

Every person is unique and has different skills and talents.  You may not do a great job in biology class but have a knack for woodworking.  A four-year college is one option but there are other options.  You have to think about what you’re good at and what you like doing.  Once you know that, figure out which jobs may work for you and find out what kind of education you need for them.  Some jobs require education at vocational schools or technical programs.  For example, Metro Community College has an electrical apprenticeship program where you can become a licensed electrician.  Licensed electricians make an average of $21 per hour in Nebraska.  Or, you may want to attend cosmetology school to become a professional hair stylist. 

Ask your caseworker about vocational schools, technical programs, or career schools that are in your area.  You can find a list of trade and technical schools here.

The Nebraska Department of Labor Career Services Center also has a website that can help you find the program or providers in Nebraska that can provide you the training you need for what you’re interested in.  



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