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Workforce Training (WFT) serves the broader community through a variety of non-credit
workforce and community interest categories. The WFT manager has close ties with
regional economic development organizations and the community’s major employer, the
Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Some recent highlights of WFT include the following:
Received $100,000 contract from Battelle Energy Alliance to restart the Radiation Safety
training program.
Assumed administrative management of the statewide Fire Service Technology Program
which trains over 7,000 firefighters in some 240 fire departments throughout Idaho.
Received International Fire Service Congress (IFSAC) accreditation for the statewide Fire
Service Technology Program.
Received a federal FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant in the amount of $227,000.
This funding will be utilized to purchase training equipment for vehicle extrication and
rope rescue. Training equipment will be strategically placed around the state to train
firefighters.
Conducted rural community outreach programs in Salmon, St. Anthony, Rexburg, and
Driggs.
Program Advisory Committees, which meet a minimum of once per year, assist program
managers in staying abreast of changes in the workforce. Advisory committees not only
help shape curriculum but often provide links to internships for students and employment
for graduates.
Regional Community – Assessment (4A)
Although there is no widespread formal assessment of the relationship of EITC to the
regional community, there is no question of the mutual respect and ability to collaborate
that exists between the College and the community.
Students who represent EITC as part of their internships or clinicals (health care) are
evaluated by site supervisors.
Regional Community – Improvement (4B)
Relationships between EITC and the regional community have continued to grow
successfully over the years due to mutual respect and common interests in the community.
As an example of the city’s trust and respect for EITC, 2015 saw the Mayor’s office form an
exploratory committee to promote and facilitate EITC’s transition to a community college.
Idaho College Community
Idaho College Community – Planning (3.B)
EITC is a small, but active participant in the Idaho higher education community. Planning is
done largely at the statewide level on large initiatives. The President and two vice-
presidents are involved in a number of committees at the state level. For example, the Vice
President for Instruction and Student Affairs (VPISA) serves on the following state-level
committees/councils:
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