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Construction Combine Builds Success

Sammy Rich on Jun 24, 2019 9:46:00 AM

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Last year, Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) partnered with Home Depot to create the Construction Combine— a NFL-inspired, two-day event, where trainees work with local contractors to develop and learn new skills, while potentially finding a new job.

This year, the Construction Combine grew in size and scope. It expanded to other regions of the state to include Coeur D’alene, Lewiston, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls. Even Ontario, Ore. put on a Construction Combine.

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Top 5 Business Leadership Skills to Grow Your Business

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Jun 17, 2019 10:45:00 AM

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Being a business leader means more than just being the mastermind of a great idea with a fancy job title and a corner office. An ideal business leader portrays a deep understanding of the organization, its operating processes, and requires high levels of self-insight.

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Gold Star Monument Honors, Respects Fallen

Emma Banks on Jun 10, 2019 9:54:00 AM

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When people are faced with trials, a good community can make all the difference. The building of the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Pocatello is the perfect example of how community can bring support and hope to those in the midst of hardship.

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Building Success By Staying Local

Sammy Rich on Jun 7, 2019 10:18:00 AM

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Jennifer and Rory Erchul are entrepreneurs in every sense of the word. If they see the potential in an idea for a business, they take initiative and turn that potential into something tangible.

As the owners of several businesses in Pocatello throughout the years, they have adopted a motto into everything they do-- they just get stuff done.

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A Compassion Project: Hope Conquers ACE’s Series

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Jun 4, 2019 9:28:00 AM

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 1 in 7 children have experienced child abuse and/or neglect in the past year. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is the term used to describe all types of abuse, neglect, and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18.

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Cooking with Science

Emma Banks on Jun 3, 2019 10:21:00 AM

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When most people think about science, rarely is their first thought about food. Similarly, when most people think about food, they probably don’t start thinking about science.

Instructor Laura Foist, however, is the exception.

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Did You Know? Edgar Rice Burroughs

Arlen Walker on May 31, 2019 11:32:37 AM

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950), the creator of the Tarzan of the Apes series of novels that have been popular in movies, radio, comic books, and television since early in the twentieth century, once lived and worked in Pocatello, Idaho.

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New Class Highlight: Mental Health First Aid

Sammy Rich on May 24, 2019 10:11:00 AM

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Taylor Powell, RN, BSN always knew that she wanted to go into nursing. She jokes that she was born for the role, that from the womb she knew taking care of others was part of who she was.

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The Crypto-Future of Your Money

Sammy Rich on May 17, 2019 10:11:00 AM

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Within economics, cryptocurrency has become a hot topic in recent years. But what exactly is cryptocurrency?

To put it simply, cryptocurrency is a form of currency that allows you to store, send, and receive currency without relying on third parties, such as banks or credit card companies. By using blockchain technology, transactions are done while keeping your personal information safe.

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Health Program Highlights: Blood and Hard Work

Sammy Rich on May 13, 2019 10:24:00 AM

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To longtime medical laboratory scientist Gregg Park, the three things any good phlebotomist needs to be successful: training, skills, and self-confidence.

He believes self-confidence is vital. “You have to know that you have learned the techniques, you have to be confident in yourself, and then instill a confidence in your patient, too,” he explained.

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