The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) launched an innovative partnership that will help bring qualifying full-time employees closer to undergraduate and graduate degrees.
This partnership provides access to UNO’s full array of academic degree programs that are offered through flexible course delivery via on campus, online and remote classrooms. OPPD employees will have the opportunity to take advantage of these educational programs while balancing work responsibilities.
“UNO is helping us help our employees reach their full potential by connecting them with a top-tier educational experience without scheduling barriers, and without having to worry about up-front costs, which can be a burden for many,” said Mart Sedky, OPPD Vice President of Human Capital. “We are thrilled to support our employees’ personal and professional growth through lifelong learning as they advance in their careers.”
UNO Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., celebrated the value the partnership will add to the greater Omaha.
“UNO’s partnership with OPPD is the university’s mission in action: educating and empowering our state’s workforce in order to improve the quality of life of all Nebraskans,” Chancellor Gold said. “When OPPD’s employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, the more than 800,000 Nebraskans they serve will benefit.”
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.