Eastern Idaho Educator Workshop to Focus on Careers in High-Growth Industries


For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018
Information Contact: Kandi Rudd 208-236-6710 ext. 3677 or Connie Gardner 208-557-2500 ext. 3547

“Growing Together,” a professional development opportunity for eighth-12th grade counselors, college and career advisors, and career and technical education professionals, is scheduled for Aug. 7-8 in two locations – Idaho State University in Pocatello and College of Eastern Idaho in Idaho Falls.

The two-day workshop, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day, is designed to strengthen the connections between education and businesses to stimulate awareness of career opportunities with high-wage, high-growth industries involving simple machines, drones and unmanned aircraft systems, electronics, energy, cyber and coding, and robotics.

The event will feature:

  • Industry tours
  • Speakers and panel discussions
  • Hands-on STEM and career awareness activities
  • Networking with STEM experts and industry partners
  • Free resources and interactive materials for the classroom

The event is free; breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Travel and lodging stipends may be available by contacting the organizers. Specific location information is provided through the online registration for each event.

Register for the workshop at Idaho State University at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-together-for-8th-12th-grade-cte-instructors-counselors-pocatello-registration-45491824271. Contact Kandi Rudd at (208) 236-6710 ext. 3677 for more information.

Register for the workshop at the College of Eastern Idaho at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/growing-together-for-8th-12th-grade-cte-instructors-counselors-idaho-falls-registration-45490121177. Contact Connie Gardner at (208) 557-2500 ext. 3547 for more information.

The workshop is sponsored by the Idaho Department of Labor in partnership with Idaho State University, the College of Eastern Idaho, the STEM Action Center and Idaho National Laboratory, which is operated by Battelle Energy Alliance.

Customers with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to participate can contact Kandi Rudd at (208) 236-6710 ext. 3677.

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