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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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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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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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CEWT to Host Upcoming Mental Health Resource Fair

Sammy Rich on Jul 3, 2019 9:11:00 AM

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Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair.

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Faces of CEWT: 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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