Three Nebraska community colleges exhibit every year at Husker Harvest Days, meeting with potential students and their families to highlight some of the colleges’ ag- and business-related programs that could be useful for career placement.
Much of the programming at HHD for the community colleges is hands-on and skills-related, so students get a real taste of the programming and careers related to the college coursework.
Here are the colleges that are exhibiting their programs at HHD this year:
Central Community College. Central Community College has been participating at HHD since the beginning. Located at Lot 232, CCC this year will promote its new Energy Technology program, which focuses on training students on how to design, maintain and repair the instruments used to harness wind and solar power and battery storage.
CCC will also talk with potential students about other programs, including its Drafting and Design Technology program and Heavy Equipment Operator Technician program. Students can try out the college’s heavy equipment simulator to test their skills.
In Drafting and Design Technology, students learn to prepare and complete accurate plans with detailed drawings for use in the building industry and in manufacturing. Students can choose from three specializations that include architectural design, manufacturing drafting and design, and structural detailing and design.
Northeast Community College. Northeast Community College will be continuing its increased presence at HHD. You can find the college at outdoor Lot 919, as well as the normal indoor booth in the West Diversified Industries Building.
Northeast will bring its Precision Agriculture mobile classroom to the show with many new training tools for agriculture. Northeast’s Applied Technology division will offer demonstrations and educational activities to event visitors, such as its welding simulator and motor assembly.
The college plans to have sessions throughout the show to educate visitors on assorted precision agriculture topics. Look for its ag ambassadors walking the grounds with handouts, as well as the Business and Technology Broadcasting students providing live podcasts.
Southeast Community College. Southeast Community College will display the technologies students use in the classroom through hands-on demonstrations throughout each day of the show this year, highlighting the quality of education a student will receive at the college.
SCC will be located at Lot 222. Alumni, prospective students, parents and teachers can expect to learn about the numerous career paths SCC has to offer. This information will be useful for students as they explore career fields within agriculture, construction, diesel, horticulture and turfgrass, John Deere tech, livestock, manufacturing, transportation and welding programs.