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College of Technology marking Professional Technical Education Month in February

January 29, 2007

Idaho State University College of Technology students, staff and faculty are celebrating Professional Technical Education month in February. The theme for this monthlong celebration is “Today an Education, Tomorrow a Career.”

The College of Technology will kick off the celebration by hosting Chamber After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Holiday Inn in Pocatello. College of Technology faculty, staff and students will present various program displays. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, and there will be door-prize drawings.

In addition, luncheons to recognize media representatives, professional technical education high school teachers and career-development counselors, and the students, staff and faculty at the College of Technology will be held throughout the month.

Professional technical education offers individuals lifelong opportunities to learn new skills, providing them with career choices and potential satisfaction. Cooperative efforts of career and technical education educators with business and industry stimulates the growth and vitality of local, regional, state and national economies by preparing graduates for career fields forecasted to experience the largest and fastest growth in the next decade.The College of Technology is the largest postsecondary technical education institute in the state of Idaho, offering students the opportunity to acquire professional, technical education in a university setting. Coursework is designed to meet the needs of students as well as business, industry and the community.

Adult basic education, specialized workforce training and development, along with technical certification, associate degree, bachelor degree, and graduate degree programs in electronics, health occupations, business and services, trade and industrial, and technical career fields provide excellent job opportunities.

More than 90 percent of students receive jobs upon graduation.Professional technical education can be a good choice for a high school student seeking out college educational opportunities or someone interested in returning to school to upgrade skills or change careers. Educators, business and industry work in cooperation with the ISU College of Technology to ensure students learn the skills needed to succeed in America’s workforce. For more information about the ISU College Of Technology degree/certificate options, contact Student Services at (208) 282-2622.


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