CCC Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) Scholarship

What is the CCC Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) Scholarship?

Central Community College in cooperation with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) is pleased to announce the availability of the Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to aid in training unemployed and underemployed Nebraskans impacted by COVID-19 in skill sets that lead to employment in current and future high-demand careers. The average scholarship will be approximately $1,100 and will be exclusively used to cover a portion of tuition and fees related to the specific eligible training.

How do I know if I am eligible for the CCC Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) Scholarship?

To be eligible for the CCC Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) Scholarship 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 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 starting between January 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 their income (primary job) because of COVID-19 and wish to be employed full time
    • Employed temporarily at their 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.

What programs can I enroll in with the CCC Nebraska Workforce Retraining Initiative (NWRI) Scholarship?

There are many programs you can enroll in. Before you choose, you will meet with a career coach to determine the best program for you.

Short-term training programs are non-credit courses that lead to industry recognized certifications and knowledge. Typically, short-term training programs are specific to an industry and take anywhere from two weeks to nine months to complete. Individuals can also use the scholarship to kick-start their education towards a certificate leading to an associate degree at CCC. For instance, you can begin taking welding courses with the scholarship and work towards earning a Certificate of Achievement and later an associate degree in Welding Technology. The main goal of recipients receiving the scholarship is that they gain education, skills and tools to re-enter the workforce or up-skill in the workforce into sustainable, gainful full-time employment.

Areas of Interest

  • Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping
  • Agriculture
  • Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Safety
  • Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary and Catering management
  • Multimedia
  • Health Information/Medical Records Tech
  • Nursing Assistant or Medication Aid, other medical
  • Truck Driving or Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Autobody
  • Automotive or Diesel Repair
  • Construction and Carpentry
  • Drafting and Design Technology
  • Electrical
  • Solar or Wind Power
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Quality Control
  • Welding

Complete list of programs and certificates offered

Short-term Non-credit

Bundles
Bundle Details Credential Career Area Cost
Medication Aide and Nursing Assistant

Complete both the Medication Aide and Nursing Assistant trainings.

Nursing Assistant Academic Certificate and Medication Aide Academic Certificate awarded upon successful completion

Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide $815
Plastics Bundle

Complete all three Plastic Essentials, Plastics - Decoupled, and Systematic Molding

Plastic Essentials, Plastics Decoupled and Plastics - Advanced e-Dart Certificate of Completion as an industry recognized credential

Plastic Injection Operator

$4,285

Industrial Maintenance Series I: Mechanical Systems, Electrical Fundamentals, Intro to Technical Diagrams

Complete all Mechanical Systems, Electrical Fundamentals, and Intro to Technical Diagrams trainings.

Mechanical Systems, Electrical Fundamentals, and Intro to Technical Diagrams Certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology; Electrician

$1,650
Industrial Maintenance Series II-Basic and Electro Pneumatics, Motor Controls and Relay Logic

Complete all Basic and Electro Pneumatics, Motor Controls and Relay Logic trainings

Basic and Electro Pneumatics, Motor Controls and Relay Logic trainings Certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

$1,350
Industrial Maintenance Series III-Basic PLC RS Logix 5000, Variable Frequency Drives

Complete all Industrial Maintenance Series III-Basic PLC RS Logix 5000, and Variable Frequency Drives trainings

Basic PLC RS Logix 5000, and Variable Frequency Drives Certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology

$1,050
Computer Training

Computer Training Class Descriptions

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
Intro to Microsoft Office Intro to Microsoft Office certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Business Technology, Administration or Bookeeping $345
Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety Class Descriptions

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
10 hour OSHA Construction (1926)   10 Hour OSHA Construction General Industry and Forklift certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $225
10 Hour OSHA General Industry (1910) and Forklift 10 Hour OSHA General Industry (1910)  and Forklift certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $305
24 Hour Hazwoper 24 Hour Hazwoper certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $450
30 hour OSHA Construction 29 CFR  1926 30 hour OSHA Construction 29 CFR  1926 certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $475
30 Hour OSHA General Industry 29 CFR 1910 30 Hour OSHA General Industry 29 CFR 1910 certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $475
40 hour Hazwoper 40 hour Emergency Response certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $700
DOT Hazmat DOT Hazmat certificate of completion as a industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $175
Forklift Certification Forklift certificate of completion as a industry recognized credential Environmental Health and Safety $80
Health Care

Nursing Assistant Training 

Medication Aide Training

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
Medication Aide Medication Aidet academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Nursing Assistant or Medication Aid, other medical $410
Nursing Assistant Nursing Assistant academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Nursing Assistant or Medication Aid, other medical $425
Industrial Technology

Industrial Technology Class Descriptions

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
Basic and Electrical Pneumatics Basic and Electrical Pneumatics certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance  $750
Basic Electrical Basic Electrical certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Electrical $600
Basic Programmable Logic Controls RS 500 Basic Programmable Logic Controls RS 500 certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance  $600
Basic RS 5000 logic PLC Basic RS 5000 logic PLC certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance  $600
Concrete Refinisher/Forklift Training Concrete Refinisher/Forklift Training certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Construction and Carpentry $1,769
Intro to Technical Diagrams Intro to Technical Diagrams certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $450
Mechanical Systems Mechanical Systems certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $600
Motor Controls and Relay logic Motor Controls and Relay logic certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $600
Variable Frequency Drive Variable Frequency Drive certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $450
Molding

Molding Workshops

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
Plastics - Decoupled Plastics - Decoupled certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Advanced Manufacturing $1,495
Plastics – Essentials Plastics – Essentials certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Advanced Manufacturing $795
Systematic Molding Plastics - Advanced e-Dart certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Advanced Manufacturing $1,995
Welding Technology

Welding Technology Class Descriptions

Program Name Credential Career Area Cost
Basic Welding Training Basic Welding Training certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Welding $2,000
Basic Welding Training Level II Basic Welding Training Level II certificate of completion as an industry recognized credential Welding $1,800

Credit Programs

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
General Manufacturing General Manufacturing academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Advanced Manufacturing $1,284
Plastic Mold Maker Plastic Mold Maker academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Advanced Manufacturing $1,284
Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Sciences

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Agri-Business Agri-business academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Agriculture $1,391
Agricultural Concepts Agri-concepts academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Agriculture $1,498
Agricultural Precision Mapping Agricultural Precision Mapping academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Agriculture $1,284
Agricultural Precision Technician Agricultural Precision Technician academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Agriculture $1,498
Auto Body Technology

Auto Body Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Autobody Basic Metal Autobody Basic Metal academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Autobody $1,284
Autobody Basic Paint Autobody Basic Paint academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Autobody $1,284
Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Automotive Engine Performance Automotive Engine Performance academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Automotive or Diesel Repair $1,284
Business Administration

Business Administration

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Bookkeeping Bookkeeping  academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Business Administration Business Administration academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Supervisory Management Supervisory Management academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Business Technology

Business Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Business Software Business Software academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Business Technology Business Technology academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Social Media Specialist Social Media Specialist academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Construction Technology

Construction Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Interior Finish Carpentry Interior Finish Carpentry academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Construction and Carpentry $1,391
Jobsite Leader Jobsite Leader academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Construction and Carpentry $1,712
Residential Framing Residential Framing academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Construction and Carpentry $1,284
Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Corrections Corrections academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Safety $1,284
Criminal Justice Criminal Justice academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Safety $1,284
Police Police academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Safety $1,284
Diesel Technology

Diesel Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Basic Diesel Mechanics Basic Diesel Mechanicst academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Automotive or Diesel Repair $1,391
Drafting & Design Technology

Drafting and Design Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Drafting & Design Technology Drafting & Design Technology academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Drafting and Design Technology $1,284
Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Commercial Wiring Commercial Wiring academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Electrical $1,284
Electrical Fundamentals Electrical Fundamentals academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Electrical $1,391
Residential Wiring Residential Wiring academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Electrical $1,391
Energy Technology

Energy Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Solar Power Solar Powert academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Solar or Wind Power $1,284
Wind Power Wind Power academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Solar or Wind Power $1,284
Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Environmental Health and Safety Applied Environmental Health and Safety Applied certificate awarded upon successful completion Environmental Health and Safety $1,284
Environmental Health and Safety Generalist Environmental Health and Safety Generalist certificate awarded upon successful completion Environmental Health and Safety $1,284
Health Information Management Services

Health Information Management Services

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Health Information Clerk Health Information Clerk academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Health Information/Medical Records Tech $1,284
HIMS Data Management HIMS Data Management academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Health Information/Medical Records Tech $1,284
Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Basic Refrigeration Basic Refrigeration certificate awarded upon successful completion Heating and Air Conditioning $1,284
Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Diploma Name Credential Career Area Cost
Heavy Equipment Operator Heavy Equipment Operator diploma awarded upon successful completion Truck Driving or Heavy Equipment Operator $3,959
Hospitality Management & Culinary Arts

Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Hotel Management Hotel Management academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Hotel, Restaurant, Culinary and Catering management $1,284
Human Services

Human Services

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Activities Therapy Assistant Activities Therapy Assistant academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Nursing Assistant or Medication Aid, other medical $1,284
Chemical Dependency Technician Chemical Dependency Technician academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Nursing Assistant or Medication Aid, other medical $1,284
Information Technology and Systems

Information Technology and Systems

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Cybersecurity Cybersecurity academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,605
Information Technology & Systems Concepts Information Technology & Systems Concepts academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Business Technology, Administration, or Bookkeeping $1,284
Mechatronics

Mechatronics

Certificate Name Credential Carrer Area Cost
Fluid Power Fluid Power certificate awarded upon successful completion Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $1,498
Industrial Technology Industrial Technology certificate awarded upon successful completion Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $1,498
Instrumentation Instrumentation certificate awarded upon successful completion Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance $1,391
Media Arts

Media Arts

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Graphic Arts Basic Graphic Arts Basic academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Multimedia $1,284
Multimedia Multimedia academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Multimedia $1,284
Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Administrative Medical Office Administrative Medical Office academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Health Information/Medical Records Tech $1,284
Quality Technology

Quality Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Quality Auditor Quality Auditor certificate awarded upon successful completion Quality Control $1,605
Quality Calibration Quality Calibration certificate awarded upon successful completion Quality Control $1,605
Quality Inspection Quality Inspection certificate awarded upon successful completion Quality Control $1,284
Truck Driving

Truck Driving

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Truck Driving Truck Driving academic certificate awarded upon successful completion Truck Driving or Heavy Equipment Operator $3,255
Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Certificate Name Credential Career Area Cost
Advanced Welding Advanced Welding certificate awarded upon successful completion Welding $1,284
Manual Welding Manual Welding certificate awarded upon successful completion Welding $1,284
Production Welding Production Welding certificate awarded upon successful completion Welding $1,284

The NWRI scholarship application will help Central Community College's career coaching staff identify training/programs you may find interesting and aid you in finding rewarding employment. Please note, all required fields must be completed to submit the application. Inaccurate responses may cause a delay in processing the application. The application process will be closed on August 16th (the day before the start of fall term); however, this is a first-come, first-serve scholarship. so please apply as soon as possible before available funds are exhausted. All data collected in the application will be kept confidential and only shared with the required staff within the college and staff at NDED and NDOL. Finally, all training or educational classes must be completed by March 31, 2021, to be part of this program, so this opportunity is limited. 

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