OPS Career Center

Not Just Another School

         

Welcome

Welcome to the Career Center web site!  This website has been designed to assist students and parents in selection of courses that are taken off campus, at the Career Center, as an extension of the home high school. The Career Center School is located at 3230 Burt Street, in the west wing of the Teacher Administrative Center.

The Career Center provides opportunities for students from all Omaha Public Schools high schools to study electives in 11 career pathways that are not available elsewhere.  Students receive transportation from their home school to the Career Center for all programs except for Zoo Partnership and UNMC High School Alliance.  

Career Center is the destination for "Learning By Doing," We connect today's student to tomowwor's careers!

 

CAREER & COLLEGE READINESS FOR LIFE

Students are more than just the number they earn on a standardized test. Our OPS Strategic Plan of Action strives to provide students with rigorous academic programs, personalized and career-specific learning experiences and social and emotional skills that prepare them to be global citizens in an ever-changing world. The scores on standardized tests are one of many potential indicators that demonstrate readiness for life beyond high school. students learn in a variety of ways and therefore they should be able to demonstrate readiness in a variety of ways. Career Center looks beyond standardized test scores and use multiple measures to assess and demonstrate that our students are ready to succeed in life beyond high school.

Click on the following links for more information:

CAREER READY framework to learn about the multiple benchmarks used for student readiness and accountability!

Pathways (or click tab above) view our Pathways Booklet that outlines all 11 pathways and the unique outcomes and opportunitites they offer or direct links to each pathway!

 

Contact Us

3230 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68131
Phone:  (531)299-0330

Jeremy Nielsen
Program Director/Principal

Michelle Romano
Staff Assistant

 

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

How would you like to be apart of approximately $23,000 in scholarships awarded at the Career Center?  Need money for college or for tools and equipment? Signing up for a Career Center program puts you in great position to become one of our many scholarship recipients!  

SKILLSUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

EARLY COLLEGE CREDIT

Interested in going to college right now?  Well, at the Career Center you can! A lot of our programs offer college credit at local colleges and universities at minimal cost. This allows you to forgo having to take this class in college as well as saving lots of money!

WORK-BASED LEARNING - INTERNSHIPS

One of the greatest opportunities the Career Center provides is a chance at A unique Senior Year Only Program (SYOP) learning opportunity.  Think about eh traditional "early out" but instead pipeline into career with paid internships, quality pre-apprenticeships, and sponsorships with a local business partners.  These invaluable connections with local industry creates an actual real-world experience that you can earn an income, high school credits, and even land a job.