Center for New Directions
The Center for New Directions believes that equitable access to curricular and co-curricular experiences encourages empowerment, self-advocacy, and the creation of social networks, all of which enhance a student’s ability to achieve personal and academic goals while facilitating timely movement from college to career. The Center for New Directions serves students who are:
- Career Pioneers (Non-Traditional by Gender): Individuals training to work in a field traditionally held by the opposite gender.
- Single Parents: Unemployed or underemployed individuals who are responsible for a dependent in the home.
- Displaced Homemakers/Displaced Workers: Individuals who must seek training for livable-wage employment due to separation, divorce, death, or disability of spouse, or due to loss of employment.
The Center for New Directions offers career exploration tools, the Career Pioneer Mentor Program, scholarships, co-curricular experiences, a wellness library, and information about CWI and Safety Net resources in the Treasure Valley.