Buffalo County, Nebraska

What We Do

The State of Nebraska, Buffalo County, the City of Kearney, Xpanxion, and Invest Nebraska have worked to build partnerships with local training institutions to ensure that individuals who successfully complete the Buffalo County TechHire program are connected with IT jobs at local partner companies, working with software development and quality assurance analysis.  The partners on this new initiative have also collaborated with training institutions on creating a 90 day training curriculum to make classes more relevant for IT workplace demand, while also giving individuals hands-on experience while working alongside current IT employees in their fields.

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For more information about Buffalo County TechHire, contact Jeff Lucas.

IT Labor Market Landscape

Below is a snapshot of the Buffalo County & the City of Kearney labor market demand for IT talent. These are the most demanded skills and occupations from 12/6/15 to 2/3/16.
Sources: Burning Glass Technologies and Emsi (projection data)

Open IT Occupations

22

Concentrated Demand for IT

  • 20% Buffalo County, Nebraska
  • 100% Nationwide

Top Skills

Baseline Skills

  1. Communication Skills
  2. Planning
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Project Management
  5. English

Software and Programming Skills

  1. JAVA
  2. SQL
  3. C++
  4. JavaScript
  5. Microsoft C#

Top Occupations

Top 5 Occupations

  1. Software Developer / Engineer
  2. Network / Systems Administrator
  3. Network / Systems Support Specialist
  4. Computer Support Specialist
  5. Data / Data Mining Analyst

Fastest Growing Occupations (2015-2020)

  1. Software Developers, Applications
  2. Computer Systems Analysts
  3. Computer and Information Systems Managers
  4. Database Administrators
  5. Web Developers

Community Partners

The following organizations are engaged and committing to making the Buffalo County TechHire effort a success:

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Central Community College
Central Community College Nebraska