On Nov. 21, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter declared November as Career Development Month with a proclamation and signing. College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Career Services was represented at the signing by Sam Galan, who serves as President of the Idaho Career Development Association (ICDA).
Galan, who is CWI’s Manager of Assessment, Testing, and Career Services, opened the ceremony. He was proceeded by Governor Otter’s proclamation and former ICDA President Christie Stoll honoring state leaders for their work and assistance with the passage of House bill 618. Line item 3 of this bill provides $5 million dollars for academic and college or career advisors and student mentors to be implemented into Idaho schools according to Sections 33-1002(s) and 33-1212A, Idaho Code.