Panhandle partnership for health and human services  |  Panhandle Public Health District  |  Western Nebraska Community College 


To build an upwardly mobile workforce with local talent, by providing credible, meaningful, consistent and affordable education/training that results in an extraordinary service system.

Panhandle Partnership Training Academy

Erin Sorensen

P.O. Box 337

Hemingford, NE 69348

308-487-3600 Ext. 103

Upcoming Training                



  • Circle of security parenting classes

Click Here for Upcoming Classes​​


RBST educates owners, managers, servers and sellers at alcohol establishments about strategies to avoid illegally selling tobacco or alcohol to underage youth or intoxicated patrons. Available throughout the Panhandle at tele-video sites near you. No Registration Fee.Printable flyer with upcoming dates to share.

October 29, 2015 1:00 - 4:00 PM

January 12, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM

April 14, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM

July 19, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM

October 13, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM

  • rest (Respite Education and Support Tools)

REST is a unique, interactive training program, where you will receive the education and tools needed to be confident and successful in providing respite care to adults and children.  This training is taking place at Western Community Health Resources in Chadron, NE.

​November 6, 2016 9:00 - 5:00 PM

  • ​youth mental health first aid

​YMHFA is an 8-hour training course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training will be held at the Chappell Fire Hall.

​Printable flyer 

November 11, 2015 8:00 - 5:00 PM

  • tips (training for intervention procedures)

TIPS is a training program where participants learn and understand basic information about alcohol and its effects. TIPS for Concessions is designed for community events, sports stadiums, civic centers, arenas and other festivities. All dates listed will be held at the Harms Advanced Technology Center in Scottsbluff. (Special classes can be arranged for your group or organization by contacting Brenda McDonald (, Region 1, 308-762-2545)

Printable flyer with upcoming dates to share.

November 19, 2015 6:00 - 9:00 PM

February 22, 2016 6:00 - 9:00 PM

May 21, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM

August 20, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM