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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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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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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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Finding Strength Through Resiliency

Sammy Rich on Sep 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff, speaks with RaeLyn Price, Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT)’s Health Programs Coordinator, during the recording of CEWT’s podcast, CEWT Talk.

Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m located at 777 Memorial Drive in the R.F.C Building # 48 on the ISU Campus.

Attendees will learn about local and regional mental health resources through lectures on relevant mental health issues, including suicide prevention, crisis recognition, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and more.

One of the speakers will be Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff and local school resource officer. He will be speaking about the positive effects exercise can have on those who have experienced mental health problems, addiction, or childhood abuse.

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Why You Should Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sammy Rich on Sep 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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No matter who you are from the seasoned athlete, to someone who shudders at the thought of stepping on a treadmill anyone can bust a move and have fun doing so. More than its fun factor, though, dancing has some special benefits that you might not have given much thought to.

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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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