The Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls will use a
$79,516 Workforce Development Training Fund Grant from the Idaho Department of
Labor to train 13 practical nurses in Salmon over the next two years.
Eastern Idaho Technical College – soon to be called the College of
Eastern Idaho - will deliver a 38-credit intermediate technical certificate of
practical nursing through a combination of classroom, laboratory and distance
learning in Salmon. The training will also include simulations, clinical
experiences and preparation for trainees to take the National Council Licensure
Just over $46,000 of the grant will fund instructors, coordinators
and instruction credit costs. The remaining funds will be used for training
facility leases, equipment, travel and administrative costs.
Industry partners providing in-kind match include Lemhi County
Economic Development Association and the Lemhi Education Project, Salmon Valley
Hospice, Salmon Valley Business and Innovation Center, Discovery Care Center,
Steele Memorial Medical Center and the Eastern Idaho Technical College.
The partners will recruit students and cover test prep classes,
test proctoring and skilled supervision; facilitate classroom distance
education; provide classroom and lab space, equipment and supplies; and provide
The anticipated average hourly wage for new hires after the
training will be $17.85 and include employer-provided health care coverage. The
grant runs from Sept. 1, 2017, to Aug. 31, 2019.
The grant to Eastern Idaho Technical College is considered to be
an Industry Sector Grant which is a subset of the Idaho Workforce Development
Training Fund. These two-year grants of up to $250,000 each to educational
institutions and their business partners are used to train workers in an
occupation critical to the industry. Industry Sector Grants are offered on a
non-competitive, first-come, first-served basis. The business partners and
training provider must provide a match of 25 percent cash, 100 percent in-kind
or a proportionate combination of both.