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In some cases, instruction in one of the three areas of communication, mathematical ways
of knowing, and social and behavioral ways of knowing is embedded in individual courses.
When this happens, those courses have specific learning outcomes that address these
competencies. Embedded curriculum is taught or monitored by teaching faculty who are
appropriately qualified in those areas.
2.C.16-19 Continuing Education and Non-Credit Programs
The mission of EITC is supported by all course offerings, both credit and non-credit. This
section summarizes Workforce Training and Community Education (WFT/CE) and Adult
Basic Education (ABE) divisions.
Workforce Training/Community Education
WFT/CE programs/courses are compatible with EITC’s mission and goals (2.C.16). They
promote economic progress in eastern Idaho by providing employers with highly trained
incumbent workers, offering foundation skills to residents wishing to explore or enter new
work professions in technical and skilled occupations, providing access to all groups and
individuals throughout our nine-county service region, and offering the community a place
to improve their sense of well-being and create a satisfying life. These courses are offered
Periodic community needs assessments are conducted and the WFT manager regularly
meets with regional economic development organizations such as the Regional Economic
Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho (REDI), the Regional Workforce Innovation
Team, Regional Development Alliance, Partners for Prosperity, Idaho Department of Labor,
public schools and sister institutions of higher education. The information gained by
participation in these organizations is shared with the VP of Instruction in an effort to keep
abreast of potential effects on existing and new programs.
Finally, a wide variety o
are offered locally and throughout
the nine-county service delivery area. While many courses are designed to enable
participants to learn new hobbies, skills, and personal enrichment, the Division also works in
partnership with The Idaho National Lab (INL), Eastern Idaho Community Action
Partnership, Leland D Beckmann Foundation, Eastern Idaho Technical College Foundation,
and Cargill to conduct a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)-based
Summer Camp Program each year. In FY 15, 521 students from kindergarten through sixth
grade participated in science, math, and technology-based summer classes. This program is
self-supportive, funded by student fees, several foundation grants, and EITC Foundation
funding, which when combined, provides a high-quality STEM-based program that offers 60
full scholarships to low-income and Latino students. Without community support, many of
these students would otherwise be unable to attend this educational program.
Academic Quality: WFT/CE (2.C.17)
The WFT division no longer has oversight for academic courses or programs.
Continuing Education Units: WFT/CE (2.C.18)
Currently, the WFT/CE Division does not offer Continuing Education Units.
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