CARES Act funds available for Nebraskans to gain high-demand skills

Sponsored – Metropolitan Community College (MCC) has nearly 3,500 scholarships available for Nebraskans who have lost work due to COVID-19.

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The Workforce Retraining Initiative, administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) with federal CARES Act funding, gives qualified scholarship recipients up to $1,100 for skills training for high-demand industries. MCC offers training in business, technology, healthcare and other fields looking to hire trained talent.


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With many scholarships still available, the application deadline has been extended to October 31, allowing some training programs to start as soon as late fall or winter.

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