Idaho Leadership in Career Development Awards
Each year the Idaho Career Information System at the Idaho Department of Labor and the Idaho Career Development Association recognize exceptional leadership in career development throughout the state. The goals of the Leadership in Career Development Awards are to bring recognition to the organizations and people that contribute and bring attention to the importance education and career choices play in people’s lives. We are currently seeking nominations of organizations and people that achieve outstanding results in providing career development services for next year's awards.
Award criteria are based upon one or more of the following:
- Helping individuals increase self-understanding about their abilities, interests, values and goals as they relate to the world of work.
- Providing accurate and timely data, information and analysis of educational and occupational opportunities for individuals to make informed decisions.
- Providing counseling and guidance to assist individuals with the planning and achievement of personal career goals.
- Fostering community partnerships between education, families, agencies and business to improve local communities.
- Advocating for expansion and innovative delivery of career development resources and services to individuals in local communities.
J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation
The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation is a private organization that focuses on career readiness, learning choices and leadership investments.
Recognized for the Go On Idaho Initiative, Targeted Postsecondary Scholarships and the Continuous Enrollment Project.
Career Development Advisor
Recognized for outstanding efforts in guiding students in career choices at the Dennis Technical Education Center.
Professional Technical Education Program Coordinator
Recognized for exceptional leadership of Nampa School District's Professional Technical program.
(From left) Mary Knapp, Rod Stearns, and the Albertson Foundation's Lisa Fisher with Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter at the Leadership in Career Development Award presentation on November 7, 2012.
Colleen Ross / Linda Spade
Counselor / Family and Consumer Science Teacher - Lake Pend Oreille Alternative School
Recognized for their work-based training site "2nds Anyone?" Thrift Store.
See nomination and slideshow
Family and Consumer Science Teacher - Kamiah High School
Recognized for outstanding career and entrepreneurs classes.
Gear Up Idaho at the State Department of Education
Carina Davio, Administrator
Recognized for creating career and college readiness cultures in schools.
Idaho Department of Labor Region 1
Ricia Lasso, Business Solutions Specialist
Recognized for the successful pilot of the Idaho Career Connect.
Office of the State Board of Education
Mike Rush, Director
Recognized for College Access Challenge Grant activities.
In 2010 the Leadership in Career Development Awards were awarded to sites that had used the Idaho Career Information System since it was founded, as part of its 30th anniversary celebration.
Boise School District
Boundary County School District
Buhl School District
Cassia County School District
Cottonwood School District
Filer School District
Fremont County School District
Genesee School District
Glenn's Ferry School District
Highland School District
Homedale School District
Idaho Falls School District
Jerome School District
Kamiah School District
Kellogg School District
Kimberly School District
Kootenai School District
Kuna School District
Lake Pend Oreille School District
Lewiston School District
Meadows Valley School District
Meridian School District
Middleton School District
Mountain View School District
North Idaho College
Parma School District
Pocatello School District
Preston School District
Ririe School District
Salmon School District
Twin Falls School District
Wendell School District
West Side School District