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Learn, Teach, and Grow with the Construction Combine

Sammy Rich on Mar 19, 2019 11:21:00 AM

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Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training has partnered up with Home Depot to host the second annual Construction Combine on March 27-28.

As a collaborative effort between the community and local construction industry, the Combine provides local contractors an opportunity to educate their community through hands-on training and outreach.

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Building A Stronger Community

Sammy Rich on Mar 14, 2019 10:44:00 AM

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Architect Jerry Myers has been a part of Myers-Anderson Architects for almost 35 years. In that time, he has had the opportunity to be involved in a variety of community projects. Myers Anderson has a focus on using old buildings and restoring them-- blending the old with the new.

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Faces of CEWT: The Joy of Learning

Sammy Rich on Mar 12, 2019 10:18:00 AM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we have instructors with specific work experience in the field. 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.

For some, learning can be a chore. Something mandatory that’s done just to get it out of the way. But for Elba Worley, nothing is better than being able to learn. She makes learning fun, and always finds herself learning something new. “I’m always learning. I like to do things to learn and to keep me busy,” Worley said.
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Mental Health Highlights: Making a Difference

Sammy Rich on Mar 6, 2019 1:10:52 PM

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about one in five veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) or depression. Additionally, around 20 veterans lose their life to suicide each day.

Veterans are more likely to be affected by mental disorders because of their proximity to tragedy. For many, it can be difficult for them to reach out for the help that they need.

That is why mental health professionals like Darshan Soske have dedicated their careers to helping veterans. For Soske, the director of the Vet Center in Pocatello, providing veterans and their families the help they need is more than just a career, it is a mission.

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Faces of CEWT: Taking Care of Others

Sammy Rich on Feb 15, 2019 11:43:00 AM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we have instructors with specific work experience in the field. 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.


In order to be a certified nursing assistant (CNA), patience and dedication are necessary parts of the job. When it comes to teaching new CNAs, these things are absolutely necessary. For Eliecea Wheeler, these come easily.

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Infinite Fun with Infinite Discs

Sammy Rich on Feb 11, 2019 11:12:00 AM

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Good news: frisbee is cool again.

While most might have played frisbee once or twice, the advanced version of frisbee-- disc golf-- offers extra challenges for players.

Disc golf applies the same elements of traditional golf, where players try to land into holes in the least amount of turns. However in disc golf, the holes are baskets covered in chain, and instead of having drivers and balls, players toss different types of discs designed to do different things. Some are designed to travel far distances, while others are made for accuracy or wind resistance.

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The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Sammy Rich on Feb 4, 2019 11:02:59 AM

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For any healthcare professional, a strong understanding of mental health is just as important as any other facet of healthcare. As a doctor of Nursing Practice, a clinical nurse specialist, and a psychiatric-mental health care nurse practitioner, Dr. Vernon R. Kubiak knows this well.

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Mental Health Highlights: Becoming Miracles

Sammy Rich on Jan 14, 2019 12:25:15 PM

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Terry Fredrickson believes that a miracle is something that can’t be explained. As a licensed counselor and as the owner of Pacific Rim counseling, he has seen them happen before his very eyes. He’s watched people grow into miracles.

“I can’t explain how they came to me believing there was nothing worthy in their life, that they had no reason to live, that life had become so unmanageable that they didn’t care anymore,” he said. “To see them become someone who says ‘I have a meaning, I have a will to live, and I have a purpose on this earth.’ That’s a miracle to me, that’s rewarding. To me, that makes it worth it.”

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Get a Jump-start in Dental Assistance

Sammy Rich on Jan 7, 2019 2:18:36 PM

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With the new year comes new resolutions and making new goals. This is the perfect time to get a head start in your career as a dental assistant!

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Faces of CEWT: The Tricks to Cinn-sational Baking

Sammy Rich on Jan 3, 2019 2:03:12 PM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we have instructors with specific work experience in the field. 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.

There are few things that are as delicious as freshly baked bread-- but making that bread from scratch makes it just that much better.

Ray Skeem, who teaches bread making classes for CEWT, knows just how good making your own bread can be.

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