Higher Education

The vision of the Higher Education Committee is to develop the Nebraska higher education institutions to be the premier talent developers for the current and future needs of the tech talent ecosystem across the state.

Retain students and graduates in Nebraska

  • Increase the number of students participating in the University system
  • Increase exposure to every graduate from a NE University to technology courses

Attract out of state students and retain them

Improve the collaboration between businesses and higher education

Provide support to the K-12 STEM pipeline that feeds into Nebraska higher education

  • Create partnerships with community colleges and education non-profits to create a work ready workforce
  • Implement a curriculum for high school graduation to be prepared to participate in the tech ecosystem

Meet with University leadership to brainstorm and agree to key tactics

Refocus the Higher Education Committee to develop and activate the tactics to complete their vision

Increase the number of students participating in the University system. Increase exposure to every graduate from a NE University to tech courses. Not everyone can participate in a 4-year institution, therefore we are creating partnerships with community colleges and education non-profits to create a work ready workforce. Therefore, after graduating high school they will be prepared to participate in the tech ecosystem.