Hearings Set for Nebraska Job-Creation Proposals

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Hearings are set for two Nebraska bills that would create a state grant program and a task force intended to draw workers into high-demand job fields.

The Legislature's Education Committee will review both bills on Monday.

One measure would create a public-private partnership that would fund grants of up to $1,000 per school year for community college students. A state commission would oversee the program and work with community colleges, including tribal colleges, and the Department of Labor to identify fields where more workers are needed.

Another bill that would create a task force to study Nebraska's career-education opportunities. The commission would make suggestions to lawmakers by the year's end.

The bills were introduced by Sen. Steve Lathrop of Omaha.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 189586721 - 1011now.com/a?a=189586721
Gray Television, Inc.