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Employment Opportunities

Youth On-the-Job Training


Connect youth (16-24) to on-the-job training internships at local manufacturers supplemented by an adapted version of the LMC Manufacturing Basics Certificate, including job and life skills from the American Jobs Center. Payment for trainees is provided by LMC’s ARPA Workforce Development Grant from the City of Lincoln. Students benefit from on-the-job work experience, and employers benefit from added labor with costs covered by LMC. Trainees are qualified for and supported by AJC's Youth Employment Support Services.

Outline of Training (for youth)

  • Work in a local manufacturing company in a field of interest to you
  • Be paid for your work $15/hour
  • Receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the training
  • Participate in weekly job skills classes that will teach manufacturing basics, job skills, leadership development, and career exploration
  • Hours are dependent on the company’s needs, youth will be expected to meet expectations of the company and discuss specifics with their supervisor
  • Training will be 8-10 weeks
  • You must qualify for the American Jobs Center's YESS program in order to participate. LEARN MORE

Outline of Training (for businesses)

  • Host local trainees for on-the-job training internships that expose them to different manufacturing jobs that may be of interest to them
  • Trainees will be paid by LMC at a rate of $15/hour and be employed by a staffing agency
  • Expose trainees to hands-on learning experiences relevant to the job and allow them to do real work that benefits your company.
  • Training internship will be 8-10 weeks
  • About the trainees
    • Interns will be 16-24 years of age and may be current high school students or out-of-school youth
      • Companies will determine if they are willing to take trainees 16-17 years of age
    • Youth must be qualified for AJC’s YESS program which is for youth who face barriers to employment but are eager to grow their skills and find a stable career path.
      • Qualifications for YESS include experiencing barriers such as being out of school, lacking English skills, low income, justice involvement, disabilities, foster care background, or pregnancy.

Business Commitment

  • Devote supportive supervision and mentorship to trainees who will potentially need to learn basic workplace skills in addition to industry skills
  • Develop a consistent work schedule with a reasonable number of hours
  • Create opportunities for trainees to learn and do real work
  • Provide regular supervisor/trainee conversations

Benefits to Businesses

  • Fully-funded training program by LMC reduces risk to employer and encourages employers to participate fully in creating a meaningful experience
  • Development of a future employee pipeline and shape a potential future employee
  • Additional contribution to production
  • Opportunity to develop mentorship skills in current employees
  • Positive recognition of company by interns and community
  • Showcase valuable manufacturing work that is happening in Lincoln
  • Expose potential employees to jobs available right here in Lincoln