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Gainful Employment Series: Making the First Step Easier

Jason A. Batalden on Nov 18, 2019, 10:16:00 AM

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"The first step is always the hardest.” The origin of this English phrase is believed to have been uttered by the 3rd century martyr, St. Denis, who was decapitated. As legend has it, following his decapitation, St Denis picked up his head and proceeded to carry it for a distance. For what purpose and for how far he and his detached head traveled, no one seems to know; however, if St. Denis did in fact utter this phrase, then he meant it quite literally.

Though not quite as serious as martyrdom, writing a resume can almost feel just as difficult.

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Women Laborers Deconstructing Gender Roles

Sammy Rich on Nov 11, 2019, 9:43:00 AM

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November 11-17th is National Apprenticeship Week, and Continuing Education and Workforce Training would like to take the time to appreciate the fantastic apprentices in our program. Thank you, apprentices, for all of your hard work and dedication!

There has been a boom of women working in the construction industries, with the amount of women in the trades being the highest it has been in 20 years (Hegewisch, 2019).

Though progress has been made, there is still a large gap between men and women in the trades. While more women were entering these fields, still fewer than 1 in 20 (or 3.4%) laborers are women (Hegewisch, 2019).

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Did You Know? ISU's 'I' on Red Hill

Arlen Walker on Nov 5, 2019, 9:15:00 AM

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The new “I”, above and to the left of the original location.

The iconic “I”, now once again on Red Hill after a 5-year absence, was not always an “I”. Actually, nothing was on Red Hill when ISU began as the Academy of Idaho in 1901.

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Idaho Congressman Simpson to recognize CEWT's Construction Combine into the Congressional Record

ISU CEWT on Nov 5, 2019, 9:00:00 AM

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Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson will recognize the entry of the Construction Combine program into the Congressional Record at the Idaho State University Eames Advanced Technical Education and Innovations Complex on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 2:45 p.m.

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Faces of CEWT: How Much You Care

Sammy Rich on Nov 4, 2019, 9:30:00 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.

Everybody has heard the phrase ‘Find a job you love and you won’t work a day in your life’, but it’s harder to find someone who has found a career they love. For Megan Davis, RN, she has done just that by going into nursing and working as an instructor to teach future nurses.
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Nanana Nanana… Bat Week!

Brenna Hassing on Oct 28, 2019, 8:45:00 AM

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Most people love to hate bats, but they are more than flying mice that inspired a D.C comic book character. And there's no better time to learn more about bats than during International Bat Week. Here are some interesting bat facts!

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Plant-Based Meat: Fad or the Future?

Sammy Rich on Oct 21, 2019, 11:05:03 AM

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I have been a vegetarian for seven years now. And no, I don’t miss bacon. Or burgers. Or chicken. In that time, however, I have kept a keen eye on the rise in popularity of meat alternatives.

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Gainful Employment Series: Growth Mindset and Professional Development

Sammy Rich on Oct 14, 2019, 9:15:00 AM

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Feeling stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out? Consider changing your mindset.

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The Flavorful History of Pumpkin Spice

Brenna Hassing on Oct 7, 2019, 8:45:00 AM

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Regardless of whether you’re a Pumpkin Spice Latte fan or not, most people will agree that the blend of spices in pumpkin spice products evoke fall, colder weather, and the upcoming holiday season. And it seems to be a seasonal favorite-- Starbucks has sold 200 million PSLs within the first decade since its launch in 2003 (McGrath). What many may not know is the often turbulent history of the spices and even the pumpkins themselves that make up the menagerie of pumpkin spice products.

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Did You Know? Pocatello High School

Arlen Walker on Oct 1, 2019, 8:52:13 AM

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Pocatello High School has changed many times since the original section of the present building was constructed in 1892. That eight-room, sixty-four-foot square, rusticated stone structure, is the central part of the present main building on the 300 block of N. Arthur Avenue.

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