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Did You Know? Simplot Square

Arlen Walker on Sep 3, 2019 9:25:00 AM

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Bannock Hotel as planned in 1919

Simplot Square on the southwest corner of Center and Arthur in Old Town Pocatello was once the site of the Hotel Bannock, one of the tallest buildings in the city.

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Faces of CEWT: Behind the Curtain

Sammy Rich on Sep 2, 2019 9:04:00 AM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we appoint instructors with insightful work experience in their respective fields. Having experienced instructors provides current industry practices that inform students more fully. Faces of CEWT highlights some of our finest instructors and staff to give you insight into the ‘sweet’ people who work here.

With any successful organization is someone working behind the scenes, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. For CEWT, that comes in the form of Shirley Hockett-Howard.

Shirley describes herself as a jack of all trades, but a master of none, and as someone who eats bon-bons with her feet on her desk. But ask any other member of CEWT and they would be quick to disagree.

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Interesting Facts About the Irish Language

Sammy Rich on Aug 28, 2019 1:39:27 PM

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Ba chóir duit Gaeilge a fhoghlaim! If Google Translate is anything to be trusted, that translates to, “You should learn Irish!”

Just like the country it originates from, the Irish language is fascinating and unique. Here are just a couple of interesting facts about Irish you might not know:

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'CEWT' Tips for the New School Year

Brenna Hassing on Aug 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

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Ready for a new school year? Dreading the first day of class? The great news is that there are many resources for students on and off campus to help make your semester less stressful and more successful. We put together some ISU resources for you to check out!

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Gainful Employment Series: Language Skills & Employability

Sammy Rich on Aug 12, 2019 9:10:00 AM

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Ask any career professional and they will tell you that the key to getting employed is a good resume.

Along with a good career history, highlighting your best skills can increase your chances of catching the interest of a hiring agent. Having an impressive skill set can be the difference between not hearing back from an employer and being asked to come in for an interview.

So why not consider adding another skill to your resume, such as a foreign language?
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Southeast Idaho Crisis Center Offers A New Solution

Sammy Rich on Aug 5, 2019 1:45:18 PM

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For years, Idaho has been in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to a report from the CDC and NCHS, Idaho’s suicide mortality rate has remained within the top 10 highest in the nation for over 4 years, with the state reaching the 5th highest in 2017.

A lack of proper resources for mental health and/or substance abuse has been one reason accredited for these high numbers. In January 2019’s State of the State, Gov. Brad Little stated that there is a “clear nexus” between mental health and substance abuse, and encouraged intervention to be made in those two areas.

One such method of intervention has been the introduction of Behavioral Crisis Centers across the state.

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Did You Know? Pocatello Streets

Arlen Walker on Aug 5, 2019 11:47:21 AM

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There is a history lesson in the streets of Pocatello.

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Why CEWT? Hear from us!

Sammy Rich on Jul 29, 2019 1:22:51 PM

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Save the date: Continuing Education/Workforce Training (CEWT)’s 2019 Fall catalog is almost here!

Registration online opens August 5, and be sure to keep a close eye on your mailboxes. Catalogs will start being mailed out August 9.
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Student Highlight: Dera Offokaja

Sammy Rich on Jul 22, 2019 12:33:06 PM

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Dera Offokaja is an undergraduate student at Idaho State University majoring in Music. She is an International Student from Nigeria and was nominated as 2017's Miss Africa Idaho. Learn more about her in this interview!

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Gainful Employment Series: Computer Skills for the Workplace

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Jul 8, 2019 1:31:52 PM

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Do you feel like you have been on a never ending job hunt but can’t seem to get any competitive employment offers? A lack of adequate computer skills might be the culprit. These days, being computer literate is a requirement in almost every workplace and for most jobs.

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