1st Job-Lincoln prepares students for IT careers

Lincoln Public Schools joined community organizations and businesses on July 18 to celebrate a program that matches students with their first jobs, typically in the information technology field.

The event, held at Assurity Life Insurance Company at 20th and Q streets, honored the students, business leaders and organizations involved with 1st Job-Lincoln. The program was developed six years ago as a way to introduce Lincoln high school students to the professional world. Developed by the Lincoln Human Resource Management Association (LHRMA), it teaches students about resumes, interviewing and professionalism, and matches high school students with paid internships.

The program pulls from a large pool of talented young people – from all public and parochial Lincoln high schools, with an emphasis on The Career Academy (TCA) at LPS – and matches them with a variety of generous local businesses and organizations. Ten businesses participated this summer.

LPS has been involved with 1st Job-Lincoln since the program’s inception six years ago. This summer, LPS employed an intern, making it a “Champion Employer.”

Published: July 17, 2019, Updated: July 24, 2019