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Current Student Information

  • Have you been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you unemployed? Are you underemployed?

    Southeast Community College, in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development and Nebraska Department of Labor, is pleased to announce the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative Scholarship.

    The scholarship is designed to help people obtain new skills that lead to employment in current and future high-demand careers.

    The average scholarship will be approximately $1,100 and can be used for tuition, fees, books, tools, and supplies related to the specific eligible training.

    Eligibility Requirements

    To be eligible, you must meet the following guidelines:

    • Must be a Nebraska resident
    • Must have a registered Social Security number or permanent resident card
    • Must be able to provide documentation if receiving unemployment insurance benefits
    • Must be able to commit to the time frame of a decided training program
    • Must be willing to accept full-time gainful employment at the conclusion of the training program
    • Must have employment affected by COVID-19 related to ONE of the below categories:
      • Unemployed on or after March 13, 2020, as a result of COVID-19;
      • Unemployed between Jan. 1, 2020, and March 13, 2020, and are now unable to find employment as a result of COVID-19;
      • Employed for less than 40 hours a week at a job which provides the majority of your income (primary job) because of COVID-19 and wish to be employed full time;
      • Employed temporarily at your primary job because of COVID-19 but wish to be employed permanently;
      • Furloughed or laid off from a primary job on or after March 13, 2020, because of COVID-19 (or had to close your own business, which provided the majority of your income, because of COVID-19) and are now employed at a new primary job with lower wages than your previous employment.
    • Must currently be enrolled in a program listed below and graduate by December 31, 2020.

    Areas of Interest

    • Agriculture
    • Business Technology
    • Construction
    • Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary and Catering management
    • Health Care
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Drafting and Design Technology
    • Energy Generation
    • Welding
  • Credit Programs

  • Agriculture Sciences 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Precision AgriculturePrecision Agriculture CertificateAgriculture$2,530

    Business and Management 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    BusinessBusiness CertificateBusiness$1,620

    Construction 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Design & Drafting TechnologyDesign & Drafting Technology Certificate/DiplomaConstruction$2,140
    Electrical & Electromechanical TechnologyElectronic/Electromechanical Technology CertificateConstruction$3,593

    Culinary Arts 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Culinary/HospitalityCulinary/Hospitality CertificateCulinary$2,634
    Dietary ManagerDietary Manager CertificateCulinary$1,721

    Engineering Technologies 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Energy Generation OperationsEnergy Generation Operations CertificateEngineering Technologies$2,184

    Healthcare 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Dental AssistingCertified Dental Assistant (CDA)Healthcare$4,968
    Healthcare ServicesHealthcare Services CertificateHealthcare$1,766
    Human ServicesHuman Services CertificateHealthcare$3,169
    Medical AssistingCertified Medical Assistant (CMA)Healthcare$3,780
    Practical NursingLicensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Healthcare$3,996

    Information Technology 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Geographic Information Systems TechnicianGIS Technology CertificateInformation Technology$2,344

    Manufacturing 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Precision Machining and Automation TechnologyPrecision Machining and Automation Technology DiplomaManufacturing$3,823
    Welding TechnologyCertificate of welding technologyManufacturing$3,702

    Transportation 

    Program NameCredentialCareer AreaCost
    Motorcycle, ATV & Personal Watercraft TechnologyMotorcycle/ATV Technology DiplomaTransportation$5,130
    Professional Truck Driver TrainingProfessional truck driver certificateTransportation$1,046