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Nebraska State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) Grant

syNErgy Project

syNErgy is funded through a US DOL State Energy Sector Partnership (SESP) grant and is coordinated through the Nebraska Department of Labor. The goal of syNErgy is to place skilled workers in unsubsidized employment in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency fields by preserving and creating new jobs in power generation, transportation, building, agriculture and waste management markets while reducing the environmental footprint of these energy intensive industries.

Nebraska's syNErgy Project

Click here for the syNErgy Technical Proposal

Click here for the SESP Charter
Meeting Materials:
7/21/10
8/19/10
9/16/10
10/21/10
11/18/10
12/16/10
1/20/11
2/17/11
4/21/2011
7/21/2011
10/20/2011
12/15/2011
2/16/2012
4/19/2012
6/21/2012
8/16/2012

Metro Region Information:
  • Click here for the proposal snapshot
  • Click here for the project team syNErgy proposal
Northeast Region Information:
  • Click here for the proposal snapshot
  • Click here for the project team syNErgy proposal
Western Region Information:
  • Click here for the proposal snapshot
  • Click here for the project team syNErgy proposal


Enrollment Goals:
Enrollment Dates 1/1/11 to 6/30/11 7/1/11 to 9/30/11 10/1/11 to 12/31/11 1/1/12 to 3/31/12 4/1/12 to 6/30/12 7/1/12 to 9/30/12 Total
Percent of Total Enrollments 10% 15% 20% 20% 20% 15% 100%
Unemployed Statewide
Projected / Actual
73 110 146 146 146 110 731
Incumbent Statewide
Projected / Actual
85 128 170 170 170 127 850

Interested in Receiving Training

See what other people are asking about syNErgy - HERE


See where the syNErgy program is being offered -



How do you know if you are eligible? Click here

Who can you contact to find out more about hiring a syNErgy participant?

Western Region
Lori Marquez
Scottsbluff Career Center
1930 E. 20th Place, Ste. 200
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-2708
(308) 633 - 1056
lori.marquez@nebraska.gov
Kelsey Miller
North Platte Career Center
306 E. 6th, Ste. 140
North Platte, NE 69101-4160
(308) 535 - 8320
kelsey.miller@nebraska.gov


Northeast Region
Theresa Kratochvil
Columbus Career Center
3020 18th St., Ste. 1
Columbus, NE 68601-4254
(402) 564 - 3124
theresa.kratochvil@nebraska.gov


Metro Region
Nina Rogers
F Street Career Center
5717 F St.
Omaha, NE 68117-2822
(402) 595 - 3022
nina.rogers@nebraska.gov
Dan Cain
Lincoln Career Center
1010 N St.
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 441 - 7121
dcain@lincoln.ne.gov


To apply for the syNErgy program, click here to download the application.

To find out who is providing syNErgy approved training, check out the Links section below.

Training Providers of Green Construction, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Fuels, and Wind Energy Training (Please visit the individual Training Providers websites because the list of trainings is subject to change).

Based on participant eligibility criteria, syNErgy may cover:
  • Training classes, books, and fees related to Renewable Energy or Energy Efficiency trainings
  • Specialized classess, which provide a certificate or license that will help acquire a higher wage
  • The cost of license, credential, and certificateion fees

* syNErgy may not cover all expenses and does not cover living allowances.

Interested Employers

See what other employers are asking about syNErgy - HERE


Who can you contact to find out more about hiring a syNErgy participant?

Western Region
Lori Marquez
Scottsbluff Career Center
1930 E. 20th Place, Ste. 200
Scottsbluff, NE 69361-2708
(308) 633 - 1056
lori.marquez@nebraska.gov
Kelsey Miller
North Platte Career Center
306 E. 6th, Ste. 140
North Platte, NE 69101-4160
(308) 535 - 8320
kelsey.miller@nebraska.gov


Northeast Region
Theresa Kratochvil
Columbus Career Center
3020 18th St., Ste. 1
Columbus, NE 68601-4254
(402) 534 - 3124
theresa.kratochvil@nebraska.gov


Metro Region
Nina Rogers
F Street Career Center
5717 F St.
Omaha, NE 68117-2822
(402) 595 - 3022
nina.rogers@nebraska.gov
Dan Cain
Lincoln Career Center
1010 N St.
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 441 - 7121
dcain@lincoln.ne.gov


See where the syNErgy program is being offered -



What opportunities are there for Green Jobs? Find out Here

Other Links and Training Providers

Training Providers of Green Construction, Energy Efficiency, Bio-Fuels, and Wind Energy Training (Please visit the individual Training Providers websites because the list of trainings is subject to change).

Based on participant eligibility criteria, syNErgy may cover:
  • Training classes, books, and fees related to Renewable Energy or Energy Efficiency trainings
  • Specialized classes, which provide a certificate or license that will help acquire a higher wage
  • The cost of license, credential, and certification fees

* syNErgy may not cover all expenses and does not cover living allowances.

syNErgy Curriculum

Metropolitan Community College

Southeast Community College

Central Community College

Northeast Community College

Mid Plains Community College

Western Nebraska Community College

Associated General Contractors of America (Nebraska chapter)

Steamfitters and Plumbers Local Union 464

National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 22

reEnergize Lincoln and Omaha

Nebraska Business Development Center

Nebraska Career Connections


For more information, please email: ndol.synergy@nebraska.gov

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