Sep 02 2019

Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities for LPS Students


There are many businesses in the community that rely on building relationships with younger workers, whether it’s through part-time employment, job shadows, internships or other opportunities. With the 2019-2020 school year now underway, it’s important that middle and high school students can connect to these opportunities.

Luckily, the ongoing efforts of Lincoln Public Schools, EmployLNK, the Chamber and Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development continues. Jobs and Extended Learning Opportunities, or JELO, connects local businesses with LPS students and provides important extended learning opportunities to those interested. It’s a win-win situation that continues to yield positive results.
To start, visit the link below to enter information about your opportunity. The information will then be reviewed by a team at LPS District Office before being posted to an electronic opportunities board promoted through each school's counseling office. Students can view the opportunities - sorting them by several variables including the type of opportunity and industry. Teachers also use the database to increase student awareness of careers during classroom activities.
As all LPS middle and high school students now have the ability to use Chromebook computers, the information is accessible not only at school but also at home. 
Your business will benefit from reaching all LPS buildings and students equally with one submission. You will no longer have to contact each school to get your information out.
New for this year, LPED and LPS are launching a STEM Ecosystem locally with a national network. Lincoln was selected in a competitive process to be a part of the network with the goal of increasing connection between students at all levels to the skills needed in careers with companies in Lincoln. STEM, focusing on science, tech, engineering and math, continues to be the focus of a concerted effort as more careers and career paths are technology driven and integrate with what local companies require from their workers.
We are excited for this program to make an impact in our community and help give young people an excellent avenue to connect to businesses and potentially future employment - either for the short-term or possibly the long-term. Ultimately, we can show students the incredible diversity of jobs right here in Lincoln by connecting them to local companies.

Employers, if you're interested in participating in this program, visit the JELO form to submit jobs and other learning opportunities that are available to LPS students. For more information on the program, please contact Bryan Seck.