Center for New Directions
The Center for New Directions at CEI is one of six programs in Idaho whose mission is to assist adults wishing to change or improve their education and/or employment. We specialize in career development services for single parents, displaced homemakers, those considering non-traditional training or employment and other special populations. Services to provide support and career opportunities for CEI students are available.
What and Who
Plan for Success
A counselor will meet with you to determine what your needs are. If you wish to explore new careers or acquire new skills, career exploration is available. If you are a student and want to ensure success in your program or optimal placement in employment, the counselor will assist with effective study strategies, managing test anxiety, overcoming barriers and connecting to campus and community resources.
Non-Traditional Student Support Services
A gender-specific non-traditional student is one whose gender is under-represented in his/her career field (less than 25%) If you are a woman entering the auto trades or a man entering most health professions you may qualify for additional resources thru the Center for New Directions.
Single Parent and Displaced Homemaker Program
From career counseling to individual Academic case management, the SP/DH program is designed to help single parents achieve academic, career, and personal success. Assistance includes:
- Life Management Coaching
- Textbook assistance
- Personal Counseling
- Fee Waivers
Where to Start
Looking for a career? Use the Career Exploration links below to access career assessments that can help you find a career that fits your interests.
Make an Appointment
Our Career Center staff are happy to meet with you. They can recommend career exploration assessments, interpret results, navigate training options and more. Call 208-535-5363 to schedule an appointment, or email the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Strategies Workshop
The Center for New Directions offers a variety of workshops on various study strategies. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Time Management
- Note-Taking Strategies
- Reading College Textbooks
- Test Success Strategies and Managing Test Anxiety
- Many More, Just ask or suggest!
- CEI Foundation Scholarships
- Next Steps Idaho Scholarships
- Idaho Opportunity Scholarships
- Center for New Directions Scholarships.
Scholarships are available in late October for Spring semester. Please contact the Center for New Directions office for more information
Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers
Students in a non-Traditional Career and Technical program based on gender
Located in Building 3
Call to set up an appointment
Dean of Student Affairs
Michael J. Walker
Interim Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Senior Coordinator Admissions & Enrollment
Director, Financial Aid
Senior Coordinator Center for New Directions
Office 591 - Building 5
Senior Coordinator Disability Resources
Director, Counseling Services
Director, Testing Center