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What We Do

Avenue Scholars provides comprehensive, individualized support services to help Omaha-area students identify, prepare for, and ultimately enter financially sustaining, high-demand careers requiring an associate degree or less.  Programming begins in the student’s junior year of high school and continues uninterrupted through postsecondary training and for six months following career entry.  Eligibility is based on financial need (eligibility for free or reduced-price school lunches or a federal Pell Grant), interest in pursuing a high-demand career requiring an associate degree or less, and attendance at an AS partner high school.   
 
Each student is assigned a Career Coach at both the high school and postsecondary/career levels of the program to guide their personal and career-related development during the junior and senior years of high school (High School Career Coach) and during postsecondary training and into career entry (Postsecondary Career Coach).  Students attending MCC also receive support from MCC College Success Navigators, who assist students with college-related issues (course enrollment, financial aid, academic support, etc.).  Additionally, Avenue Scholars’ Business Outreach Team engages area businesses to provide career awareness, exploration, and employment opportunities, while its Student Support Team provides individualized support to help students address basic life and social/emotional needs.  

To maximize student employment opportunities and address area workforce needs, the program supports students pursuing careers in five high-demand industry sectors:

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HEALTH SERVICES

The Charles E. Lakin Foundation’s Healthcare Career Pathway

Nursing • Phlebotomy • EMT
Medical Assisting • Dental Assisting

Uniquely supported by

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BUSINESS AND OFFICE PROCESSES

Bank Teller • Office Management
Hospitality • Customer Service • Sales

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Programming • Website Development & Support
Network Tech • Security Specialist

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AUTO TECH & TRANSPORTATION

Collision Tech • CDL Trucking • Auto Tech
Diesel Service • Mechanic

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TRADES, MANUFACTURING & BUILDERS

Plumbing • Welding • HVAC
Electrical Construction

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Avenue Horatio Alger Scholarship

We’ve partnered with the Horatio Alger Association and Metropolitan Community College to offer the Avenue Horatio Alger Scholarship. Up to two hundred scholarships are available annually to Avenue Scholars students seeking quality careers in high-skill/high-demand occupations in our supported industry sectors.

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2018 - 2019

AVENUE SCHOLARS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE

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2018 - 2019

POSTSECONDARY CONTINUATION RATE

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SEPTEMBER 2020

METRO AREA BUSINESSES EMPLOYING AVENUE SCHOLARS STUDENTS

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Our Partners