Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act


Through the Workforce Development Excellence Award Program, the Nebraska Workforce Development Board (the Board) recognizes an individual or organization, on an annual basis, for exceptional contributions or achievements in the area of workforce development in Nebraska.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must be individuals or organizations who are making or have made exceptional contributions or achievements in the area of workforce development in Nebraska.

Nomination Procedure

To nominate an individual or an organization for the award, complete the nomination form and submit it with the required information described in the form. The form and required information should be submitted by March 31st by email to ndol.wioa_policy@nebraska.gov

Click here for the nomination form.

Selection Procedure

The award recipient will be selected from the nominations by a five-member task force appointed by the Chair of the Board.

Award Ceremony

The Workforce Development Excellence Award will be presented to the recipient during the June meeting of the Board.

Past Recipients

2019 Recipient:  Joan Modrell, video of presentation not available

2020 Recipient:  Ann Chambers, video of presentation

2021 Recipient:  Jan Norlander-Jensen, video of presentation not available