Access to a highly skilled and educated workforce is a critical element for innovation success. Increasingly, companies report they cannot find individuals with the skills needed for today's industry!


85%of students are in a search for career and education paths...

#1they don't know what they want to do.  


#2they don't know what careers are in their region.

#3they name EXPERIENCES as the number one influencer in deciding their education and/or career path.


The NAMC, through the Dream It. Do It. Initiative, is partnering with community and business leaders to develop grassroots programs and experiences that expose students, parents, and educators to careers in their community.


The Nebraska Advanced Manufacturing Coalition (NAMC) was formed in 2006 as a 501c3 that supports the Dream It. Do It. Initiative in an effort to improve the image of manufacturing and understanding of the education paths and skills that lead to careers in Nebraska.

As part of the statewide "Made in Nebraska, Manufacturing Alliance", the NAMC is committed to growing the manufacturing and STEM workforce.  


about didi

The Dream It. Do It. Initiative (DIDI) aims to excite youth about the career possibilities in TODAY's manufacturing! Through career awareness activities, we are introducing students to local industries, highlighting advanced technologies in manufacturing and STEM careers, and promoting awareness of career pathways that lead to good paying careers in advanced manufacturing and related industries.


The NAMC has a strong Board consisting of Business, Education, Workforce, and Labor,  committed to strengthening the Nebraska workforce.


Virtual Tours are a great resource for students to see what a career looks like inside your company!


Bringing together key stakeholders in industry and education to address workforce needs in an effort to increase the skilled worker pipeline.


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Juli Thelen

Executive Director, NAMC

Community Outreach Advocate,

Behlen Mfg. Co.