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continued based on the success rate of students involved. These initiatives are funded by
the state through June of 2016 in order to reduce the amount of time that students must
spend in remedial courses.
Workforce Training
Workforce Training-Planning (3B)
The Workforce Training Division (WFT) division works collaboratively with business,
industry, and economic development organizations to promote professional-technical
education in eastern Idaho. The WFT Program conducts annual advisory committee
meetings in the areas of HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Apprenticeship, and Fire Service
Technology. The College’s intent is to ensure that curriculum, instructional materials,
facilities, and faculty are sufficient to meet business and industry training needs.
Additionally, advisory committees consisting of business and industry representatives are
involved whenever new training programs are being considered or developed.
The WFT Division Manager visits employers throughout Idaho Falls and neighboring
communities to determine training needs and to explore new training programs.
Frequently, the WFT Manager meets with business and industry in partnership with the
Department of Labor Regional Economist. To provide services in rural areas of EITC’s service
delivery region, Community Outreach Centers have been established in Rexburg, St.
Anthony, Driggs, and Salmon.
WFT works with regional employers to conduct periodic community needs assessments. By
meeting regularly and engaging with regional economic development organizations such as
Regional Economic Development Corporation for Eastern Idaho (REDI), Regional Workforce
Innovation Team, Regional Development Alliance, Partners for Prosperity, Idaho
Department of Labor, public schools, and sister institutions of higher education, WFT
remains plugged in to the needs of the community. Occupation projections and
employment surveys provided by the Department of Labor Regional Economist are also
reviewed on an ongoing basis. WFT works closely with local employers such as the Idaho
National Lab and hospitals to provide students who are trained to industry standards.
Workforce Training – Assessment (4A)
WFT faculty are reviewed by students who complete a written evaluation of the instructor,
course materials, method of presentation, and adequacy of the facility. In addition, students
are asked to describe what they liked best and least about the course, recommended
changes, and if the skills gained in the course improve their present career. Student
evaluations are summarized by the WFT Administrative Assistant and provided to the WFT
Manager throughout each semester.
Workforce Training – Improvement (4B)
While the majority of workforce training programs are designed to train incumbent
workers, several entry-level employment training programs are also offered. These
programs include Statewide Fire Service Training, Emergency Services Training,
Apprenticeship, Flagging, and Emergency Medical Technician. Faculty are reviewed by
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