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Worker Training Program

The Worker Training Board has set its tentative schedule for 2015.

The Board will meet:

  • First quarter grant applications: Deadline 12/31/14; The Board will meet 1/27/15
  • Second quarter applications: Deadline 3/31/15; The Board will meet 4/28/15
  • Third quarter applications: Deadline 6/30/15; The Board will meet 7/28/15
  • Fourth quarter applications: Deadline 9/30/15; The Board will meet 10/27/15
  Nebraska Worker Training Board Membership
  Greg Eden, Chair
Employer's Representative

700 Kingbird Road
Lincoln, Nebraska 68521-3000
W (402) 458-8715 / FAX (402) 458-2019
  Dennis Baack
Nebraska Community College Association

Executive Director
601 South 12th Street, Suite 200
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
W 402.471-4685 / FAX 402.471-4726

Richard Katt
State Director, Nebraska Career Education

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
FAX 402-471-0117

John H. Albin
Commissioner of Labor

550 South 16th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4600
W 402.471-9000
FAX 402.471-2318
  Brenda Hicks-Sorensen
Director of Economic Development

P.O. Box 94666
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666
W 402.471-3111
FAX 402.471-3778

John Bourne
Employees' Representative

12720 Scott Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68142
W 402.393-2795

Jacquie Slagle
Public Representative

311 W 38th Street
Kearney, NE 68845
FAX 308-233-3844
  Worker Training Program Office
Steve Porr, Program Coordinator
550 South 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68509-4600
W 402.471-9977 / FAX 402.471-2022
  Grant Application Tips
This Program is designed to support the retraining and upgrading of existing workers, currently employed in, or being trained for, high quality, long term jobs that enhance business productivity.
  • Complete Grant Application fully. Do not leave any areas blank.
  • Use additional pages, if necessary
  • Who you are - Name of your business.
  • What you want to do? Name of your project.
  • How much funding are you requesting for your project?
  • How much matching funding will you provide as an employer?
    (Wages paid during training, space rental, equipment provided by your firm, project-oversight team member salaries or other cash contributions offsetting Funds Requested for your training project may be considered as an in-kind contribution, and included in Matching Funds).
  • Please provide a budget. Breakdown how Funds Requested will be spent. Detail your in-kind Matching Contribution.
  • What is the Project proposed? Describe the Project.
  • Describe why the training is needed. Will you be doing the training anyway?
  • Please provide a step-by-step approach showing how the training will be conducted. Who is the Training Provider? Are they certified, accredited, licensed, credentialed?
  • What goals will your business accomplish with the training project?
  • What will be measurable outcomes that can be placed in our Annual Report?
Other considerations:
  • Grants are directed to paying tuition and fees, preferably to established, certified, accredited, licensed Nebraska Training Providers.
  • The Program is intended to add to, not replace, training dollars equal to what you spent last year, and the year before (two year average).
  • The Program will not reimburse: past training costs incurred prior to application, mandatory or required training, constructing buildings, purchasing equipment or paying your or employees wages or salaries.
  • Instructional materials purchased for the training project are considered public property and must remain publicly accessible.
For additional information contact:

Nebraska Department of Labor
550 South 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68509-4600
Phone: (402) 471-9977
Fax: (402) 471-2022
Attn: Worker Training Program Coordinator


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