Together we Power the Future


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We have a range of opportunities from high school and college students to those looking to transition and start a new career. Our scholarships include free training, help with tuition, and materials to complete your electrical license.

Omaha Public Schools

We have partnered with OPS since 2013. We offer annual summer internships for students, and we built a craft area for students to practice electrical skills. We also support the teachers by mentoring and coaching them on electrical curriculum.

Omaha Public Power District

We supply a generator that is used to provide an additional power source for OPPD during peak times of the year. They call us when they have a need and we start the generator to provide the additional power needed for 30 homes.Ā 

We also partner with OPPD and Cummins Great Plains to test and analyze the latest in power quality technology. The energy partnership project includes:

  • 600 kilowatt Cumins power generation standby generator to service 30 typical residential homes
  • OPPD import/export revenue metering
  • Cummins power command digital paralleling soft lead transfer switchgear – allows the generator to export 300 kW to the OPPD grid
  • iLon 100 controller – allows OPPD to monitor meters and provide remote start capability of the generator, all via the web
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United Way

We sponsor and participate in United Way’s blue-collar boxing event which raised $250,000 in 2020 The proceeds were divided between United Way and the Nebraska Center for Workforce Development and Education, empowering them to help thousands of people in need and provide job training, job placements, and more.

Bags of Fun

Building Omaha is proud to be a sponsor for Bags of Fun Omaha, a cornhole tournament bringing our Omaha community together to play and be silly while raising funds for Bags of Fun Omaha. Bags of Fun delivers joy, laughter and relief to children fighting a life-threatening condition or illness. Their goal is to not turn away any child. They believe in the power of play to bring a welcome distraction during times of difficulty. Bags of Fun brings a child and their parents hope, relief, a smile and the ability to focus on something other than their illness.

Thursday Night Lights Scholarship

Thursday Night Lights is a local student-athlete scholarship program sponsored by Building Omaha ā€” the partnership of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #22. Teachers and principals from Omaha-area schools nominate outstanding athletes, representing all sports. Each week, two nominees are named Scholar-Athlete of the Week and featured in the weekly IBEW/NECA Thursday Night Lights spot. Of these nominees, the Scholar-Athlete of the Year is selected. Candidates are invited to submit a video entry, explaining why they deserve the Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition, and a panel of pre-selected judges determine the winner. The honor carries a $3,000 scholarship award that is earmarked for future education, whether it is college or an apprenticeship program.