Educator Registration Now Open for Careerockit 2019
The largest effort of its kind in the nation, Careerockit (careerockit.com/about), a week-long, no-cost business/educator learning initiative that last year served more than 22,000 Nebraska and Iowa students, opened educator sign-ups on September 10.
A program of the Greater Omaha Chamber designed to create career interest, grow the area’s talent pipeline, and connect organizations with future employees, Careerockit facilitates cooperative educational activities fueled by nearly 200 participating businesses, 20+ school districts and nearly 100 schools in six counties.
“There are more than 130,000 PK-12 students in our region, and Careerockit jumpstarts students’ career interest and acumen,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber. “Our six counties are the perfect place for our students to live, work, and prosper—and it’s never too early to start thinking about careers right here at home that contribute to the community’s future success.”
Careerockit programming kicks off February 11-17, 2019, and works by pairing businesses and employers with elementary through post-secondary students seeking engagement, information and experiences in a host of fields, all of which can increase understanding of the synergies between education and employment and influence decisions for students’ chosen careers.
To register, educators may visit careerockit.com/about.