Education & Career Pathways
Education Career Pathways
Description: Career Atlas uses real Idaho labor data. This data drills down to the actual skills employees must have in a specific job, while illustrating how real people advance from one job to the next.
Contact: Gail Laferriere
Description: North Idaho College Career Services provides high quality, responsive career counseling, resources, and education to students, prospective students, and alumni, to help ensure that their education is purposeful, to assist them in choosing and achieving meaningful career and life goals, and to increase their lifelong opportunities for success.
Contact: Sara Scudder
Description: Providing comprehensive career information, resources and services to help you make successful education and career decisions.
Description: The Division of Professional-Technical Education is responsible for secondary, postsecondary, and adult professional-technical programs that are delivered throughout all Idaho public school districts and to the six technical colleges at the College of Western Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Eastern Idaho Technical College, Idaho State University, Lewis-Clark State College, and North Idaho College.
Description: The Idaho PTECH Network is a pilot program funded by the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Its mission is to bridge the gap between education and industry by providing students with the credentials and skills needed to secure well-paying jobs in Idaho’s high growth industries while giving businesses access to a qualified pipeline of employees.
Description: JA is Idaho’s leading organization dedicated to educating students K-12 about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy though experiential, hands-on programs. JA promotes this mission by developing its programs in seven key content areas: business, citizenship, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics/character, financial literacy, and work-related life skills/career development.
Description: Skill based learning is not just about learning something, but having something to show for it – a badge that demonstrates competency. With a SkillStack badge, students can show the world what they have accomplished.
Contact: Jennifer Caprile
Description: Idaho Digital Learning’s iPATH program is a statewide early college high school model that provides all of the coursework required to earn college credit, industry certification or even an associate’s degree while still enrolled in high school.
Contact: Kristi Enger
Description: Career clusters and pathways provide a structure for organizing and delivering PTE programs through comprehensive programs of study. This approach allows students to complete programs that lead to a variety of career and education options.
Description: Kootenai Technical Education Campus (KTEC) is a partnership between business and industry leaders, local school districts and local manufacturers. This high school hybrid will offer dual enrollment credits, industrial certifications, and a new route to success through applied skilled learning.
Contact: Kathy Purin
Description: The pathway program that KHS chose to implement is centered on the 16 Idaho career clusters. Under each career cluster is pathways that students can explore. This is different from other Idaho high schools since this career cluster system focuses on college careers as well as professional technical fields. Students from 8th grade through junior year in the spring select a pathway based on interest inventories, pathway presentations, and prior class work. The pathway then helps students select classes that are appropriate for that career field. Students can explore a new pathway the following year if they find they are not interested in a chosen field.
Contact: Wade Carter
Description: High School of Business™ is designed much like a college business administration program. Students take approximately one course per semester, beginning with an introduction to business. The program continues with courses in various business functions concluding with the capstone course, Business Strategies that requires implementation of the principles addressed throughout the High School of Business™ program.
Contact: Byron Yankey
Description: Recent college graduates are hired to work full time in 8 high schools to mentor students and provide resources on college and career options. Expanding to 4 additional schools 2015/2016.
Contact: Heather Davis
Description: Strive for College connects college mentors with high school juniors and seniors to help the high school students navigate the college application process. STRIVE’s mentoring teams work 1-on-1, for 1 hour online, weekly, for up to 3 semesters.
Description: Our mission is to improve student achievement and expand choice among high quality public schools by advancing and supporting Idaho’s charter schools. We support efforts to improve the overall charter school movement both in Idaho and across the nation.
Contact: Gordon Graff
Description: Grant funded through the department of labor to help remove barriers to employment and post-secondary education for high school students with disabilities. They host a variety of events across southern Idaho.
Contact: Rod Lowe
Description: E-Mentoring is a fun, safe, and convenient career mentoring program that connects working and retired adults with high school students to do college and career planning.
Description: The Multidisciplinary Studies degree is designed to meet the needs of adult students with significant life experience. The program’s flexible curriculum allows adult students to maximize credits already earned and shorten the time needed to complete the degree.
Contact: ISP Coordinator-Anna Moreshead
Description: The mission of the Impact Scholars Program is to increase enrollment, retention and graduation rates of former foster youth who attend Boise State University. By engaging, supporting, and equipping students to take ownership of their college experience, Impact Scholars become authors of personal and community change.
Description: CSPN provides a non-biased resource to learn more about 529s, compare various plans and to stay current on what is going on in federal legislation. All state officials are encouraged to gather and share their unique innovations and experiences in an effort to improve 529 plans and in turn, help the youth of this nation attain the educational goals.
Description: Information on more than 30 apprenticeship programs in southwestern, southeastern and northern Idaho including wages, required hours, qualifications, work descriptions, deadlines and more.
Contact: Kali Kurdy
Description: Bridges from the classroom to professional growth , opportunities to learn about entrepreneurship, mentors for new teachers, book studies for teachers
Description: One Stone is a student-run, not-for-profit organization that combines service and charitable giving with experiential learning to fulfill community needs in a way that transforms both the recipient and student providers of the service. The organization’s name is derived from a simple, powerful analogy. All it takes is “one stone” thrown into a river to affect its flow and change its course. In the same way, acts of service lead to extraordinary change. It starts with one!
Description: Bluum is a non-profit organization committed to ensuring Idaho’s children reach their fullest potential by cultivating great leaders and innovative schools. Bluum believes that school choice helps families, children and educators achieve more and do better. Bluum works to help Idaho become a national model for how to maximize learning opportunities for children and families.
Description: 4-H in Idaho is a youth organization administered by the University of Idaho Extension In collaboration with county government and National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the mission of “engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development”. The name represents four personal development areas of focus for the organization: head, heart, hands, and health. The organization has over 55,000 participates Idaho, from ages 5 to 18 with a network of professionals serving all Idaho counties.