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From the monthly archives: September 2016

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Disco Inferno 2016 - Benefit for CDA School District 271 School Libraries

Disco Inferno 2016
The third annual benefit for Coeur d'Alene School District 271 school libraries.

There will be music, food, prizes, and a whole lot of dancing.
1970's disco attire is strongly encouraged.

Dinner and first drink included with ticket (attendees must be 21 or older).

Hosted by Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership

The University of Idaho prepares graduates to assist special needs students.

"Kasandra Pendley already has her dream job.

Pendley is pursuing an Early Childhood Development and Special Education degree from the University of Idaho in Coeur d’Alene. She is working two part-time jobs to support herself through school, but she’s getting to work with special needs children in North Idaho as a critical piece of her education. ...

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The Importance of Building Talent Pipelines

"Idaho has a problem. Simply spending money in education, if it works, will not show an economic return for at least 10 years, maybe longer, and we can’t wait that long.

Month after month, over 5,000 high paying Idaho jobs remain unfilled, numerous Idaho companies have suspended growth and major construction projects are literally on hold, all for one reason. They can’t find enough talent.

At the same time, the Wall Street Journal recently declared “Companies Flock to Cities With Top Talent” reminding us other states are ahead and luring the economic growth we envy. Idaho’s problem is the demand for talent is not on the horizon, not 10 years away, but is here right now.

The solution – we need to change our paradigm and focus on building specific talent pipelines. Talent pipelines are education channels, designed to train specific skills to meet a known need in the economy. Accelerating talent pipelines is a deliberate effort to prepare our kids, and adults, faster than traditional education pathways, for high paying jobs we know exist today."

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