Participating businesses are listed below by county:
Cheyenne County: Cheyenne County Development Corporation (St. Francis); City of Bird City (Bird City); Tri-State Antique Engine & Thresher Association (Bird City)
Cloud County: Sharp Performance (Concordia)
Decatur County: Decatur County Beef/Foote Cattle (Oberlin); Decatur County Museum, Inc. (Oberlin)
Ellis County: Midwest Energy, Inc. (Hays); Sunflower Bank (Hays); Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Hays/Hill City)
Ellsworth County: Ellsworth County Medical Center (Ellsworth);
Gove County: Position in progress and will be posted on the online application soon.
Graham County: Graham County Hospital (Hill City); Livin’ on a Prairie (Hill City); Peoples State Bank (Morland); Waddell & Reed, Inc. (Hill City/Hays)
Jewell County: Jewell County Economic Development (Courtland/Mankato/Jewell); Randall Farmers Coop Union (Randall)
Lane County: Lane County Feeders/Foote Cattle (Dighton)
Lincoln County: 181 Ag Supply (Sylvan Grove); Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (Lincoln); USD 298 Lincoln Schools (Lincoln)
Logan County: Pioneer Feedyard/Foote Cattle (Oakley); Uhrich Law Firm P.A. (Oakley)
McPherson County: CertainTeed Corporation (McPherson); Mid Kansas Machine Inc. (McPherson)
Mitchell County: Cunningham Telephone & Cable (Glen Elder/Beloit); Edward D. Jones (Beloit); Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems (Beloit); North Central Kansas Regional Planning (Beloit); NCK Tech (Beloit); OCCK Regional Office (Beloit)
Norton County: City of Norton (Norton); Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth, Inc. (Lenora); Northwest Kansas Library System (Norton); Norton County Community Foundation (Norton); Norton County Hospital (Norton); Theraplay Learning Center (Norton)
Osborne County: Domoney’s Furniture and Funeral Home (Downs); Osborne County Memorial Hospital (Osborne); The Farmers Bank of Osborne (Osborne)
Ottawa County: We are seeking interested businesses in this county.
Phillips County: Farmers & Ranchers Outlet (Phillipsburg); Midwest Family Health (Phillipsburg); Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, LLC (Phillipsburg); Sign Solutions, LLC (Phillipsburg); The Chiropractic Centers (Phillipsburg); The Shepherd’s Mill (Phillipsburg)
Rawlins County: We are seeking interested businesses in this county.
Republic County: City of Belleville (Belleville); C & C High Tunnel Farms (Scandia); Polansky Seed, Inc. (Belleville)
Rooks County: Plainville Times (Plainville)
Rush County: EJ Livestock (LaCrosse); Rush County Memorial Hospital (LaCrosse)
Russell County: Ad Astra Music Festival (Russell); City of Russell (Russell); Russell County Economic Development & CVB (Russell)
Saline County: We are seeking interested businesses in this county.
Sheridan County: Hoxie Feedyard/Foote Cattle (Hoxie); Hoxie Implement (Hoxie); One Business Position is Open
Sherman County: City of Goodland (Goodland)
Smith County: Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center)
Trego County: Fabrizius Plumbing (WaKeeney); Shiloh Vineyard (WaKeeney); WaKeeney KOA (WaKeeney); Western Cooperative Electric Association (WaKeeney)
Wallace County: Premier Ag, Inc. (Weskan); Wallace County Foundation (Sharon Springs)
Nex-Generation’s goal is to give students hands-on experiences in a variety of professions and encourage them to remain in or return home to prosper. “We are ecstatic to be offering such a wide variety of professions. It’s an amazing lineup and tremendous opportunity for area students,” said Nex-Generation Round Up for Youth’s Executive Director Jacque Beckman.
Interns are hired directly by participating, local businesses. “While the majority of the time will be spent with their respective businesses, interns can expect to get together at least two times during the summer,” Beckman said. “They will attend orientation at the beginning and a focus group/intern graduation session at the end of the program.” Nex-Generation assists with the application process and provides guidance, curriculum, and materials.
Northwest and north central Kansas high school and college students age 16 and over may apply. The application and eligibility requirements are on the Web at www.nex-generation.org. (Look for the blue banner half-way down the page.) The application deadline is March 15, 2018.
This program is made possible by generous donations of Nex-Tech Round-Up customers, Nex-Generation business partners, and the Dane G. Hansen Foundation.
Anyone with questions may contact Nex-Generation at 877-567-7872 for more information.