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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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The Teacher’s Passion

Sammy Rich on Jul 1, 2019 10:38:00 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.

What makes a great instructor? For Marjanna Hulet, it comes from teaching things she is passionate about. She values making personal connections and being someone who can mentor. To that end, she excels.

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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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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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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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Faces of CEWT: Applying Improvement

Sammy Rich on May 10, 2019 9:55:00 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.

David O’Connell is well-versed in the world of business. When he was a sophomore in college, he was hired at General Electric and continued working for them as he earned his degree. The most important lesson he learned during this period of time was the importance of applying the classroom learning to real world situations.

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Do You Podcast?

Sammy Rich on May 1, 2019 3:30:54 PM

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The face of media is constantly ever-changing. Nowadays, people might not recognize their favorite entertainers by their face, but by their voice alone.

Welcome to podcasts, where people have taken an interest in listening to people talk (again).

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Entrepreneur Highlight: A Taste of Paradise

Sammy Rich on Apr 29, 2019 1:52:07 PM

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When you think about Hawaii, you might be drawn to its scenery. With pristine white beaches, crystal clear waters, and luscious palm trees, how could anyone turn down a slice of paradise?

But Hawaii has more than just its beauty to offer. Their food, for one, will take your tastebuds on their own vacation.

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