Education to Careers Committee

Education to Careers Committee


All students in Eastern Idaho will obtain a post-secondary credential leading to economic empowerment.



  1. Create a PR Campaign to:​
    • Educate our community about the value of post-secondary credentials of any kind
    • Clearly define some specific pathways to high demand jobs available in Eastern Idaho for the next ten years
  2. Increase professional development to high school college & career counselors about the varied pathways to post-secondary credentials
  3. Create an online resource for students and parents of opportunities to explore pathways to high demand jobs for the region

Current Work:

Career Education In March of 2020, the Education to Careers Committee began the rollout of their first strategy.  Target River Marketing developed a robust campaign that ran for 3 months and included a significant amount of data collection.  They are now in the process of developing materials for phase 2 of the PR campaign which will begin in November 2020. 

Community feedback from the first phase included a need for easy access to resources that support families and students in exploring their post-secondary options, availability of funding, and some concrete action steps to prepare for the next step in their education.

Future Work:

The committee is using Fall 2020 to finalize SMART goals and develop a formalized action plan that will be used to plan the implementation of strategies.

Powerful Partners

Kevin Bailey United Way of Southeastern Idaho
Lori Barber College of Eastern Idaho
Paul Bodily Idaho State University
Amanda Collins Southeast Idaho Council of Governments
Esther Eke Idaho Department of Labor
Melanie Evans City of Chubbuck
Roger Gibson Bayer
Krystal Harmon Southeast Idaho Council of Governments
Cindy Hill ISU–Enrollment Management & Student Success Center
Matt Hunter Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce
Jim Johnston Keller Williams Realty
Phil Joslin Idaho Business for Education
Teresa McKnight REDI Eastern Idaho
Rhonda Naftz Pocatello Chubbuck SD #25
Felice Otero United Way of Southeastern Idaho
Sue Pettit Pocatello Chubbuck SD #25
Scott Rasmussen ISU–College of Technology
Clint Reading College of Eastern Idaho
John Regetz Bannock Regional Development Corporation
Renee Richardson Senator Jim Risch's Office
Kandi Rudd Idaho Department of Labor
Jeff Schutte Petersen, Inc.
Kirby Shepherd Simplot
Arleigh Smith CenturyLink
Josh Sorenson Representative Michael Simpson's Office
Amy Wuest United Way of Southeastern Idaho