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STATE PROFILE
Idaho
Idaho Career Information System


Program Goals and Emphasis

The Idaho CRN’s primary goal is to use the Career Information System (CIS) to deliver career information to parents, students and teachers in order to link education to the world of work.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

“The two Idahos? refers to the differences between urban and rural areas in the state, which vary in size of economic sectors. Key industries are manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, food products, lumber, mining and technology. Following government, the largest employment is in retail trade and professional and business services. Gains in the business and education and health services sectors led recent job growth.

The January 2006 unemployment rate was 4.1%, as compared to 4.0% in April 2005.
Key Economic Sectors

• Agriculture
• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• Career information on the Internet at eCIS is the primary information resource used for career exploration and planning. New this year is the eCIS opening Web page designed specifically for secondary students. There are also 101 on-line career guidance curriculum units for counselors so they can work cooperatively with participating teachers to deliver instructional units to students.

• To assist teachers, on-line learning activities are provided relating to all aspects of career development. They can be sorted by subject matter, career development competency and Idaho Achievement Standards needed for graduation in Idaho.

• Economic sectors of “the two Idahos? are described in the Profile of Rural Idaho, published by the Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor.

 
Primary Activities and Trainings

Idaho has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Clusters
• Career and College Fairs
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Career Information Systems Exhibits
• Education Program Descriptions
• Dependable Strengths Articulation Process
• Improved Career Decision-Making in a Changing World
• Real Game
• The Value of Making Good Career Decisions
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

Elementary Schools100
Middle Schools 75
High Schools 150
Community Colleges 6
4-Year Colleges/Universities 22
Other 96

 
Primary Resources

Idaho has published the following resources:
• Career Development Portfolios
• Career Information Systems News Bulletins
• National Career Development Guidelines

Program Funding and Partnerships

YearAmount
2005$120,103
2004$121,792
2003$122,515
2002$128,238
2001$111,645
Cumulative$604,293
Other Funding Sources

The state receives additional funding from the following sources:
• School and agency subscription fees
Significant Program Partnerships

• Professional Technical Education
• Idaho Department of Labor

Resource Allocation


Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Christine Stoll
Idaho Career Information System
650 West State Street
Room 301
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: (208) 334-3705
Fax: (208) 334-2365
e-mail: cstoll@cis.idaho.gov
Web Site: http://www.cis.idaho.gov
CIDS: http://www.idahocis.org
State Administrative Location

Idaho State Occupational Information Coordinating Committee, Idaho Career Information System (CIS)

Regional Contact Information