NORFOLK, NE — More impressive numbers coming out of Northeast Community College as their 2016 graduate report was presented to the board of governors Thursday afternoon.
Director of Career Services at Northeast, Terri Heggemeyer says that they had a 99% return. Out of 899 graduates, they were able to get information from all but 13.
“We have a true understanding of our last graduating class so out of the 99% of the working class is either working or continuing their education.”
Heggemeyer goes on to say that 85 percent gained employment in their field of study.
In the graduate report, 8 graduates remain unemployed. However, Heggemeyer wants those former students to know there are options.
“We want to show our students we care about them. If our students aren’t employees we want them to be aware of the services we have for them.”
Northeast not only contributes to the workforce through graduate and training programs but the regional economic impact is worth mentioning as well. A 2013 study found that Northeast contributes 232.5 million to the regional economy through grades.
With a high success rate, there does seem to be little improvement that needs to be made. However, Heggemeyer would like to see more graduates stay in Nebraska and work.
89% of Northeast graduated are employed in Nebraska.