photo of women in tech panel
Dec 12, 2018

Mentor girls to fill technology jobs, panelists say

[caption id="attachment_224662" align="alignleft" width="300"] To encourage girls to enter the technology field, both men and women need to mentor them, said panelists at an event sponsored by Coding Dojo on Dec. 6. Photo by Sharon Fisher.[/caption] Women currently working in the technology field said that both men and women should mentor girls to encourage them to get into the industry because[...]

photo of Kyla Oetting, Lisa Chapman , and Erin Nuxoll
Nov 16, 2018

‘Work U’ gives Boise State students business experience

[caption id="attachment_223437" align="alignleft" width="300"] Work U student Kyla Oetting, left, meets with Boise Cascade's Lisa Chapman, communications manager, and Erin Nuxoll, vice president, human resources. Photo courtesy of Boise Cascade.[/caption] In an attempt to give humanities students business experience – as well as to teach businesses the value of humanities students – Boise S[...]

Nov 7, 2018

ISU physical therapy program offers high-tech distance learning options

[caption id="attachment_223298" align="alignleft" width="300"] Physical therapy students take advantage of new distance learning offerings at ISU. Photo by Pete Grady Photography.[/caption] While physical therapy is a decidedly hands-on field, students in Meridian and Pocatello are finding that their professional training is getting a boost from technology. When Idaho State University’s Me[...]

Sep 26, 2018

BYU-Idaho students do projects for businesses and countries around the world

[caption id="attachment_221304" align="alignleft" width="300"] Brigham Young University-Idaho students Daniella Jordan (left) and Leah Wetzel worked on a project for the African country of Ghana at the Research and Business Development Center in Rexburg. Photo by Teya Vitu.[/caption] Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho can work directly with companies and governments across the country o[...]

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Sep 5, 2018

Apprentices learn manufacturing in Magic Valley

[caption id="attachment_220278" align="alignleft" width="225"] An apprentice working at High Desert Milk in Burley. Photo courtesy of High Desert Milk.[/caption] High school students in the Magic Valley are participating in apprenticeships to help them learn manufacturing skills. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program and the healthcare apprenticeship program the Departm[...]

Aug 3, 2018

Boise State offers ‘Netflix for college’

[caption id="attachment_69726" align="alignleft" width="300"] Boise State's Micron Business and Economics Building. Photo courtesy of Boise State.[/caption] Boise State University is looking for partners for a program that lets employees or customers earn a bachelor’s degree online, paying month-to-month in a model that has raised comparisons to the Netflix movie subscription service. Offi[...]

Jun 27, 2018

State healthcare apprenticeship program adds skilled workers in Idaho hospitals

[caption id="attachment_216832" align="alignleft" width="300"] LaKalyn Thomas, of the St. Luke's Health System medical assistant program, prepares for patients. Photo by Fiona Montagne.[/caption] A healthcare apprenticeship program is helping Idaho hospitals obtain some of the skilled workers they need. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program, the Idaho Hospital Associatio[...]

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May 25, 2018

Education must adapt, Google speaker says

[caption id="attachment_215591" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attendees at the Idaho Virtual Reality Council meeting experimented with VR for education. Photo by Sharon Fisher.[/caption] Education will need to change to provide the types of jobs that future employers will need, according to Google’s education policy expert. Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, was brought i[...]

May 17, 2018

State’s first new software apprentices find places at Meridian tech company

[caption id="attachment_215044" align="alignleft" width="300"] Alisa Bondurant of the Idaho Technology Council, at the Boise Technology Show, explains the registered apprenticeship program. Photo by Sharon Fisher.[/caption] A software engineering apprenticeship program developed by the Department of Labor and funded by the federal government has placed its first apprentices. “There’s tru[...]

Mar 3, 2014

Why your MBA may cost more than it used to

Your MBA may have just got a little more expensive, even if tuition’s exactly the same. Although a Masters in Business Administration is a popular means of growing income and advancing professionally, a recent tax court ruling could increase the price tags for certain students. In December, U.S. Tax Court Judge Kathleen Kerrigan ruled in favor of the IRS in a case where a student sought a [...]

Feb 27, 2014

Syringa Mountain School to open in former Hailey car warehouse

[caption id="attachment_108774" align="alignleft" width="300"] Syringa Mountain School will open in this Hailey warehouse for the fall 2014 school year. Photo courtesy of Syringa Mountain School.[/caption] Hailey’s new Syringa Mountain School has secured property with plans to open this fall. The charter school leased a 17,600-square-foot warehouse at 4021 Glenbrook Drive, with plans to it[...]

Feb 10, 2014

Luna: Idaho may have to repay $13.3M in IEN cash

Idaho may be forced to repay $13.3 million to the federal government and might never recover another $14.5 million that Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is now recommending the state inject into a $60 million education broadband project mired in a bitter lawsuit for nearly as long as it’s existed. Department of Administration director Teresa Luna told the House Education Committee Feb. 10 that eve[...]