CWI News—Sept. 17, 2021
Congratulations to Kellie Crawforth, Law Enforcement Senior Program Coordinator, and Math Professor, Susan Aydelotte, who both guessed closest to the number this past week winning themselves a pair of tickets to the Boise State vs Oklahoma State game tomorrow night!
Be sure to read next Friday’s issue of CWI News for your chance to win tickets to the Boise State vs the University of Nevada game on Oct. 2.
A 46,000-pound excavator was the perfect backdrop as Jason Mosher, Corporate Service Manager for Modern Machinery, presented a $10,000 donation to College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Pat Neal, Dean of Industry and Trades; Alex Beal, Department Chair of Diesel Technology; and Mike Jensen, Director of CWI’s Foundation.
The funds will support the College’s Heavy Equipment Technician program to purchase equipment and support scholarships.
“CWI’s Heavy Equipment Technician program has done an excellent job of preparing students for entry-level positions within the heavy equipment industry,” said Mosher. “Modern Machinery is excited to partner with the program – students who have graduated from the program have developed the skills necessary to be instant contributors to the Modern Machinery team. We value the opportunity to support the program and assist in the development of future diesel technicians who start with our company at $25 an hour.”
Modern Machinery’s gift was donated through CWI’s Foundation.
“These type of partnerships between the College and business community keep students connected to the latest technology used in industry and build relationships that help instructors to stay up to date with cutting edge equipment and teaching techniques,” says Jensen.
The Heavy Equipment Technician program provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn how to diagnose, maintain, and repair construction, agricultural, and other diesel powered equipment. Students who complete the CWI program are considered for employment by local and national businesses who hire diesel technicians.
Mosher continued, “This a top-notch program, and the students we have working for us are a perfect representation of its quality. Out of 11 of our stores – 10 of them are looking for skilled technicians, and this partnership represents the future of our business.”
“The future is bright for the program as we continue to develop more partnerships with companies to connect students with careers and be an immediate positive impact in the workforce,” underscored Beal.
Students who complete this program earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Interested in a career as a Heavy Equipment Technician? Join CWI on Nov. 11, 2021, from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Nampa Campus Micron Education Center in room 1801 to learn more about the program.
While other students stumbled into their classrooms and began rummaging through backpacks for paper and pencils, College of Western Idaho's (CWI) first cohort of Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) students hit the buffet line.
To kick off the semester, OTA students began by stacking warm, delicious pancakes onto plates. As melting butter began cascading down the sides of delicious flapjacks, homemade syrup and fresh berries topped their masterpieces. It didn’t take long for the students to realize this breakfast wasn’t just a nice gesture to feed hungry college students, but a meaningful, hands-on learning activity in the making.
As they enjoyed their delicious breakfast, the students were asked to think about what skills were necessary to prepare to enjoy a tasty meal. OTA instructors led a discussion asking students to identify necessary skills including motor, process, and social interaction skills which allow a person to fully participate in this meaningful activity.
What happens when illness, injury, or disability compromise one of those skills? Is that person destined to live a life without fully engaging in those activities that give life purpose and lend to a healthy sense of identity?
This is where occupational therapy shines. Occupational therapy identifies barriers that prevent a person from fully engaging in what they want to do. Occupational therapy is client-centered, meaning therapeutic interventions look differently to each person. Interventions may adapt an approach and include modified utensils or adaptive cups, or they might focus on remediation and include activities to assist someone to regain requisite strength and endurance to sit upright at a table for a meal.
As this amazing group of 14 students begin their journey to become outstanding occupational therapy practitioners, they will develop the skills necessary to assist people to achieve meaningful goals in all areas of life.
This is just a glimpse at the phenomenal OTA program here at CWI. With passionate instructors operating on a flipped classroom model, each day is an adventure providing hands-on, problem-based learning and lively discussion.
To increase security awareness and help avoid becoming victims of cybercrime, College of Western Idaho (CWI) has rolled out Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training for all faculty and staff.
Details on how to access the training can be found in an email sent to all employees in August with the subject line, Kevin Mitnick Security Awareness Training 2021. The training, which takes approximately 45 minutes to complete, must be completed by Sept. 20 and will be an annual requirement.
Please contact Information Technology Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you for helping to keep CWI safe from cybercrime.
Join College of Western Idaho (CWI) in celebration of the histories, culture, traditions, and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America during Latinx Heritage Month Week, Sept. 20 – 23.
The week of celebration, hosted at the Nampa Campus Academic Building, will be filled with presentations, workshops, food, and more including a keynote presentation by Marcos Serratos-Garcia. Serratos-Garcia is a 2018 CWI graduate and one of the College’s very first Navegando Mentors. He is now an instructor in CWI’s Heavy Duty Truck program.
View the complete schedule by visiting the link below. Contact Latinx Student Services at email@example.com with questions or to learn more.
Storyfort and College of Western Idaho are proud to present The Novel Life – a dive deep into processes, practicalities, passions, and how the conception and writing of a novel gets done. Join us as authors, Jonathan Evison and Alan Heathcock, discuss the novel-writing life.
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021
FireFusion Studio & Delia Dante Gallery
14th and Main in Boise
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The Novel Life, geared toward writers and readers 16 years and over, is free and open to all. Treefort Music Fest entry requirements related to COVID-19 must be followed by all attendees.
Contact Dave Nicholas at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to learn more.
This year’s event will kick off with an online auction. Bidding for the auction opens Wednesday, Sept. 29. In addition to the auction, the CWI Foundation will host a livestream event Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 7 – 8 p.m., which will recognize donors and scholarship recipients, highlight programs at the College, and feature a message from special guest, Tommy Ahlquist.
Registration is now open! Register early to be entered into prize giveaways, view and bid on auction items, and receive updates. This year's auction includes skiing in Sun Valley, a cruise to Alaska, a trip to Ireland, and more!
Contact the Foundation at 208.562.3159 or email@example.com for more information and ways to get involved!
College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Annual Security Report is now available. The report is part of the College’s commitment to safety and security, while complying with the U.S. Department of Education's Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The most current report, 2021 Safety and Security Annual Report, is available on the CWI Safety and Security webpage.
The report provides statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reportable crimes occurring on campus, in certain off-site buildings or property owned or controlled by the College of Western Idaho, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from college property. CWI’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, such as policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses, are also included in this report.
The Annual Report is available in print in addition to being posted online. If you have questions about the report or would like to request a printed copy, do so by contacting Campus Security at 208.562.3333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, we need to advise you of an additional crime (a rape) that occurred in the parking lot adjacent to the CWI Horticulture campus in 2018 which was recently brought to our attention by the Boise Police Department. The Crime Statistics in the 2019 and 2020 Annual Security Reports have been revised accordingly.
Welcome to the following individuals who are new to the College. We are happy to have you here and look forward to working with you!
- Janae Stroops – Teacher, Adult Education
- Rachel Capezza – Tutor, STEM
- Sheila Peek – Building Specialist, Facilities
Employees can access Internal Job Postings or visit Careers at CWI to view all external listings. Upon application submittal, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, check your "Junk/Spam" folder, then email email@example.com to verify receipt of your application.