Workforce Education and Innovation (WEI) – Latino Center of the Midlands

Workforce Education and Innovation (WEI) strengthens Omaha’s bilingual and Latino workforce through educational initiatives and on the job training.


The Latino Center of the Midlands, formerly the Chicano Awareness Center (CAC), was organized in 1971 to address concerns about the education of Chicano youth, but as the organization grew, the mission and direction of the CAC began to adapt to the community’s needs.

The change would bring new programs, new community members, and a new name – the Latino Center of the Midlands (LCM). Our mission is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.

Classes in Spanish include: ESL, Basic Literacy, Computer and Media Literacy, GED, Pre-GED, U.S. Citizenship Education and Preparation.

WEI also hosts an urban gardening internship, a media internship, and a summer internship program.

Services Provided

Human Resources

  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
Primary Contact
Workforce Education and Innovation Information
4821 South 24th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 733-6720