What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

Explore Programs Give Students a Look into the Future
Posted on 08/29/2017
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So, what do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question some adults can’t even answer. Explore Programs offered by the Boy Scouts Mid- America Council, are open to everyone. Take a journey into healthcare, journalism, music and more. Spots are limited, and some programs may fill quicker than others.

UNO AVIATION PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-7:00pm

Location: University of Nebraska-Omaha, Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Rm 201, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha, NE

Cost: $35

Are you interested in becoming an airline pilot? What about an airport administrator? Have you ever thought of being an air traffic controller? Or what about working for an aircraft management company? If any of these jobs sound interesting to you, then join Post 518, the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute’s Aviation Exploring Post. The aviation and aerospace industries are exciting, dynamic, and ever-changing. In Post 518 you will be given the latest information available on careers in aviation and aerospace through tours, flight simulation, guest speakers, and interactive learning. The group will meet once a week, for 6 meetings. We invite you to join us for our initial meeting on Thursday, August 31, 2017, on the UNO Campus in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Room 201 at 6:30 PM. This meeting will last approximately 1 hour. Parents and friends are welcome to attend as well. Light refreshments will be served.

 

CASS COUNTY SHERIFF PROGRAM

Start Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 6:00-8:30pm

Location: Cass County Sheriff’s Office, 336 Main Street, Plattsmouth, NE 68048

Cost: $65

During 2017-18, participating Explorers will meet every other Tuesday beginning September 5, 2017 through May 2017, from 6-8:30pm. At each meeting, Explorers will learn and practice fundamental law enforcement procedures to include criminal and traffic law, search and seizure, report writing, criminal and vehicle collision investigations, traffic stops, defensive tactics/handcuffing, less lethal, first aid, and leadership.

 

METRO CULINARY & CITY SPROUTS PROGRAM

Start Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: City Sprouts House, 4002 Seward Street, Omaha, NE 68111

Cost: $35

Do you enjoy cooking, baking or just eating food? Want to learn how to compost and start seeds? Then the Metro Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts and City Sprouts would like to invite you to their Explorer program! You will get to learn about baking and cooking some of your favorite dishes as well as what it takes to be your own urban gardener. The program will start September 5th and run three weeks at City Sprouts followed by another three weeks at Metro Community College.

 

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY EXERCISE SCIENCE PROGRAM

Start Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178

Cost: $35

The Creighton University Department of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions will provide the opportunity for you to explore intersections between exercise science and a variety of healthcare careers. Topics that will most likely be covered include: Physical Therapy Virtual Reality Labs, Biomechanics Lab (the study of human motion), Human Anatomy Labs, Exercise Testing, and Panel Interviews with current Healthcare Practitioners and Undergraduate Students in Pre-Professional tracks. Each night we will cover a different topic and provide thought-provoking information and interactive activities to the career opportunities available. This program meets on Tuesday nights for six weeks.

 

HDR PROGRAM

Start Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6th from 6:30-8:00pm

Location: HDR Office, 8404 Indian Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68114

Cost: $35

Interested in architecture and engineering career exploration? Come join the professionals of HDR. Unless noted otherwise, all meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the HDR 2nd Floor Auditorium.

 

ERICKSON-SEDERSTROM LAW PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 7th from 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Erickson-Sederstrom Law Offices, 10330 Regency Parkway Dr., Suite #100, Omaha, NE 68114

Cost: $35

If you are interested in learning about what attorneys do, what it is like to be an attorney, and the judicial process in general, we can help! We will provide you with introductory information about the legal practice and some of the duties and obligations of attorneys. This introduction will help familiarize you with different areas of practice including the civil, criminal, and juvenile court systems. We will also introduce you to the Sarpy County Teen Court program, and teach you skills required to participate in Sarpy County Teen Court. We will hold meetings once a week for six weeks on Thursday evenings.

 

DLR PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: DLR Office in Aksarben, 6457 Frances Suite #200, Omaha, NE 68106

Cost: $35

DLR Group is a full service integrated design firm.  The architects, mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural engineers and interior designers work side by side to elevate the human experience through design.  Join the experts to explore each discipline and tour local projects that reveal DLR Group’s innovative design solutions.

 

UNO COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM

Start Date: Monday, Sept. 11th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: University of Nebraska-Omaha, Peter Kiewit Institute, 1110 S. 67th St., Omaha, NE 68182

Cost: $35

Embark on a path-breaking model for information technology education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology for an introduction to career fields in Computer Technology! We will provide you with comprehensive up-to-date education of the highest quality in the many areas of information science and technology to individuals at various levels.  See why the IT fields continue to be at the top of Occupational Outlook predictions for job growth opportunities. This program will meet on Mondays for six weeks.

 

OMAHA POLICE PROGRAM

Start Date(s): (Students only need to attend 1 start date), Wednesday, Sept. 13th from 7:00-8:00pm OR Thursday, Sept. 14th from 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Omaha Public Safety Training Center, 11616 Rainwood Road, Omaha, NE 68142

Cost: $45

Interested in a career in law enforcement? The OPD program teaches students the skills necessary for a law enforcement career through hands-on experiences and classroom instruction. Participants go through a mini police academy and receive training in areas such as search and seizure, report writing, radio procedures, traffic stops, and crime scene investigations. Please attend one of the kick-off dates on September 13th or 14th.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF PROGRAM-This program is almost full!

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 14th from 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/911 Call Center, 3601 N. 156th St. Omaha, NE 68116

Cost: $55

Join us on the second and fourth Thursday of each month during the school year from 7:00-8:30pm for a traditional law enforcement program combining lecture and hands-on training in criminal and traffic law, search and seizure, report writing, criminal and vehicle collision investigation, defensive tactics/handcuffing, first aid and leadership. During meetings, please park on the Northwest side in the “Visitor” parking lot.

 

KAPLAN DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 14th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Kaplan University, 5425 N 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68134

Cost: $35

Kaplan University Omaha provides you with the opportunity to explore the Dental Assisting profession. Learn about the dental assistant and skills needed to provide patient care in a clinical dental setting. Learn and interact with different aspects of patient care, including infection control, oral hygiene instruction, assisting with dental procedures and laboratory procedures. Program is limited to 18 students.

 

KAPLAN CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 14th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Kaplan University, 5425 N 103rd St, Omaha, NE 68134

Cost: $35

The School of Information Technology at Kaplan University invites you to explore the concepts of website development and current trends in cybersecurity. Participants will create an individual online portfolio or biography using HTML and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). The student will be developing skills for today and tomorrow. Program is limited to 10 students. For questions, please contact Julie Dort at 402-431-6167.

 

RALSTON FIRE PROGRAM

Start Date: Monday, Sept. 18th from 7:00-8:30pm

Location: Ralston Fire Dept., 7629 Park Drive, Ralston, NE 68127

Cost: $35

The Ralston Fire Department invites you to help build your future career in emergency response services, participate in community outreach and meet the challenges of a highly competitive program. The goal of this program is to introduce you to the exciting field of firefighting and EMT through hands-on experiences. This program meets every other Monday at 7:00 p.m., and there are new events starting all the time.

 

CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY DENTISTRY PROGRAM

Start Date: Monday, Sept. 18th from 6:30-7:30pm

Location: Creighton Boyne Building, Room 137, 2802 Webster St, Omaha, NE 68178

Cost: $35

Interested in dentistry, dental hygiene? We invite you to become a member of this year's Exploring Program in Dentistry. We will meet every Monday for approximately 10 weeks. Our first meeting will be at Creighton's Boyne building, Room 137. Parents are welcome to attend. Only 20 students will be accepted so please register early to reserve your space. Parking: Just southeast of 30th and Burt intersection (the lot is just west of the Boyne Building).

 

CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

Start Date: Tuesday, Sept. 19th from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Creative Center, 10850 Emmet St., Omaha, NE 68164

Cost: $35

Learn about the world of advertising, branding and design. Discover how art, strategy and creative problem solving come together in interesting and exciting communication careers. Hosted by the Creative Center and Bailey Lauerman Advertising. For questions, please contact Kim Guyer at 402-898-1000. This is a six week program. The first three nights will be held at Creative Center, with the final three nights at Bailey Lauerman.

 

VALMONT SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM (LOCATED IN COLUMBUS, NE)

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 21st, 4:00-5:00pm

Location: Valmont, 1600 E. 29th Ave, Columbus, NE 68601

Cost: $35

Interested in a career in Welding? Want to learn the skills necessary for a career where there are more jobs than there a people to fill those positions?  Valmont Industries teaches students the skills needed to earn a starting wage of $16-$18 an hour with full benefits, right here in Columbus, without any college education. Through hands-on experience and classroom instruction participants will receive training in GMAW-C welding, basic weld inspection, the proper procedures to do the work safely, understanding the benefits Valmont offers, how to properly use the tools needed in the welding industry, the soft skills needed for a successful job interview, and build a project with your own hands that you can take home with you. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, please attend our start off date on September 21st from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. For any questions, call or text Ryan Woehl at 402-615-5162.

 

TRAUMA THURSDAY & CHI HEALTH PROGRAM - spots are filling fast!

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 21st from 6:00-9:00 (1st night) 6:00-7:30 (for remaining meetings)

Location: Immanuel Hospital, 6901 N. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68122

Cost: $35

The Alegent Creighton Health Exploring program will start with the “Trauma Thursday” event at Immanuel Medical Center. This evening is an opportunity to learn more about the health care professionals involved in a trauma situation. After Trauma Thursday, Exploring programs will be offered at out Alegent Creighton Health campuses. Students are encouraged to attend all sessions, but please note that some space may be limited on the more specialized healthcare nights. The program will showcase the area of expertise at Immanuel Medical Center and continuing on with sessions at Lakeside Hospital and Bergan Mercy. All sessions are included in the one-time payment of $35. These programs are an excellent way to learn more about the intricacies of several health care career fields and will provide the student with a better understanding of each specialty. The purpose of this program is to give students the best information about careers in health care through tours, guest speakers, discussions, and various hands-on learning experience.

 

LEO A. DALY ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Start Date: Thursday, Sept. 21st from 6:00-7:30pm

Location: Leo A. Daly, 8600 Indian Hills Drive, Omaha, NE 68114

Cost: $35

Join the professionals at Leo A. Daly to learn about architecture, engineering, planning and interior design.  During our meetings we will provide career information as well as conduct building tours.

 

 

PLEASE REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ONLINE AT: WWW.OMAHAEXPLORING.ORG

 

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