Career Information


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Employers in the area need good workers! When employers contact Burke to try to find good works we will place information about those job openings here on this page. This is an effort to connect Burke students, parents, alumni, and those within our community with local employers.






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or check out the Exploring Career Newsletter here

Exploring is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 through 20-years-old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.

The purpose of this program is to provide experiences which help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.

Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.

Explorer Posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience.


Sources of information for careers in the military:

There are also ROTC programs with contact people at Nebraska colleges and universities and all over the US

The acronym stands for “Reserve Officers’ Training Corps,” and its goal is to train college students for future service in branches of the U.S. military; the Army, Air Force, and Navy each have their own ROTC programs.


Students may opt for formal method of training referred to as apprenticeships.  This option makes it possible for students to learn a trade or craft through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom work.  The duration of apprenticeship programs can range from a few to several years.  Apprenticeships are a result of employers and unions working to create a highly skilled work force that will fit the needs of a growing and changing society.  Apprenticeships can be, but are not limited to, bricklaying, dry walling, masonry, electrical, ironworking, plumbing, steam fitting, and many more.  

Omaha & Southwest Iowa Building and Construction Trades Council has apprenticeship programs in Asbestos Workers, Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Cement Masons, Drywall Finishers, Electricians, Elevator Constructors, Glaziers, Iron Workers, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Painters, Plasterers, Plumbers, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers, Sprinkler Fitters, and Steamfitters.  Check out link for more information on contact information, length of program, qualifications, and benefits! If interested in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), check out these HVAC apprenticeship opportunities in Nebraska! Also, here is some information on the Carpenter's Union.

Trade Schools

Many students want to attend a school that devotes its time, energy, and revenue to specific career areas.  Students who have a specific plan of action for careers may want to get an education focused strictly on classes for their intended career.  Students will enter the workforce after a program that may last weeks, months, or years, depending on career requirements.  

 Private Careers in Nebraska

Capitol School of Hairstyling and Esthetics-OmahaAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

CHI Health School for Radiologic Technology-OmahaAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

College of Hair Design-LincolnAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Creative Center, College of Art & Design-OmahaAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Joseph's College: CosmetologyAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

La'James International College-FremontAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Mary Lanning Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology-HastingsAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Myotherapy Institute Inc.-LincolnAdmissionsFinancial AidSchedule a Visit

National American University-BellevueAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarships, Schedule a Visit

Paul Mitchell the School-LincolnAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Regional West Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology-ScottsbluffAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Universal College of Healing Arts-OmahaAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit

Xenon Academy-OmahaAdmissionsFinancial AidScholarshipsSchedule a Visit


Job Corps is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country and has been operating for more than 50 years.  The program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment.  Since 1964, they have trained and educated over 2 million people, and although this education is worth $40,000 a year, students that are accepted into the program go for free!  The closest Job Corps to Omaha are in Denison, IA and Pine Ridge, NE.  It is worth checking out!


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Job Corps


Job Corps is a U.S. Department of Labor program that is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for eligible young people.


·  Each year, Job Corps helps approximately 50,000 young people get the career training and education needed to enter the workforce or an apprenticeship program, go on to higher education, or be accepted in the military.


·  Job Corps offers training in high-demand industries, including health care, information technology, and manufacturing.


·  Through community college partnerships, Job Corps students can earn college credit (or even finish a high school diploma, if needed).


·  After graduation, Job Corps provides transitional support services to help students further their education or find employment, housing and transportation.


·  This program is funded by the federal government and is available at no cost to eligible participants.



Contact:  Shayla Dailey 402.658.8610