Computer and technology careers are in high demand acrossÂ Nebraska and outpacing the national average for growth. The Nebraska Department of Labor projectsÂ there to be 1 million computer-related job openings in the United States by 2024. Because of theÂ massive growth in tech careers, AIM has transformed Careerlink into a technology and career hub toÂ help meet the demand for tech workers and further establish Omaha as a tech landmark in the SiliconÂ Prairie.
Whether it’s a mother re-entering the workforce after taking time off, a retiree who wants to learn aÂ new set of job skills to make some extra income, veterans, or someone just starting their career path,Â the Careerlink transformation is linking job seekers to a new set of career development tools,Â especially those in the growing career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“The careers of tomorrow begin with the education and training of today. The technology field isÂ rapidly growing, and Omaha is facing an increasing shortage of tech workers, resulting in a negativeÂ impact on the local economy. For more than 20 years we have had a personal stake in seeing peopleÂ succeed through Careerlink.com. We will continue that trend and offer more building blocks andÂ pathways to amazing careers, giving employers more talent to choose from,” said Dr. Kandace Miller,Â AIM Institute President and CEO.
In addition to those seeking to start and grow careers, students can utilize Careerlink to learn moreÂ about colleges, scholarships, financial aid, internships, resume building, interview preparation andÂ professional development. Careerlink also can connect students and jobseekers to technologyÂ training through AIM Interface School, a code school that AIM acquired in January 2017. A recentÂ study by Course Report finds that technology courses are increasing in popularity. AIM InterfaceÂ School provides courses and workshops led by industry experts, and through Careerlink, pairsÂ students and jobseekers with businesses.