Workforce Development Training
For companies considering locating or expanding in Idaho, the state's Workforce Development Training Fund (WDTF) can be a tremendous asset. Designed to help companies of all sizes become more competitive, the WDTF has funding available to help train new employees or upgrade the skills of current workers.
Past Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne observed,
Well-trained workers are the key to business success. Many Idaho businesses are using the WDTF to expand their operations and are becoming more productive and profitable as a result.
Idaho State University
At the center of the area's academic community is Idaho State University, located in Pocatello. ISU is known for an excellent student/teacher ratio and professors with national reputations.
Area residents place tremendous value on higher education and on the presence of ISU, an attitude evidenced by record enrollments, surpassed expectations for fund raising campaigns, and exciting growth in degree programs. ISU cooperates closely with nearby BYU-Idaho, the University of Idaho and Eastern Idaho Technical College to coordinate degree and certificate programs, and to ensure they're meeting the needs of both the region's residents and employers.
ISU offers top-flight academic programs that include:
- Nationally recognized courses of study in business, pharmacy and the health professions
- Teacher Education
- Arts and Sciences
- Applied technology training through the College of Technology that prepares students for employment in business and industry
ISU provides undergraduate and graduate educational services not only in Pocatello but also at ISU centers in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise, and to outlying communities via state-of-the-art compressed and IP audio/video video technology.
The university is home to the Idaho Museum of Natural History, the ISU Business and Research Park, and the Idaho Accelerator Center. ISU also offers venues for musical and theatrical performances that attract audiences from throughout the area via it's highly regarded state of the art Stephen's Performing Arts Center.
POCATELLO/CHUBBUCK SCHOOL DISTRICT #25
The mission statement of the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District clearly outlines a district-wide goal to maximize student learning. The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District provides outstanding education in grades K-12, as well as nationally recognized adult/community education classes. The district has received the "What Parents Want Award" for seven consecutive years, just one example of the parent-friendly mindset of educators and administrators.
Students attending Southeastern Idaho schools have access to a wide range of elective courses and extracurricular activities. Students are nurtured along college-bound education paths, with their interests supported by educators, counselors and community.
MARSH VALLEY JOINT SCHOOL DISTRICT #21
Marsh Valley Joint School District #21 is located in South Bannock County, and is comprised of the following communities: Arimo, Downey, Garden Creek, Inkom, Lava Hot Springs, McCammon, Swan Lake and Virginia
The District has four elementary schools, housing grades K-6 with district wide pre-school programs and developmental kindergarten programs. The District has a middle school program for grades 7-8 and one high school for grades 9-12. In addition, there is an alternative high school. The District also provides services for a comprehensive special education program. All of our schools and programs are fully accredited.
The mission of Marsh Valley Jt. School district #21 is to create an effective and efficient learning environment where students can develop life-long learning skills to become responsible, self-motivated, confident citizens with an appreciation for others in a changing world.