NIC hires new director of Qualified Worker Retraining Program

North Idaho College recently hired Marie Price as the new director of the Qualified Worker Retraining Program. She began her new position July 11.
|photo1|Price has worked for Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest in Spokane, Wash., for more than six years, most recently serving as the organization’s business and community development specialist. In that position, Price facilitated a territory expansion and conducted a territory-wide community needs assessment in addition to increasing Goodwill’s visibility in the public and business community.
Price also served as Goodwill’s program developer, program manager of the Planning Action for Youth Success program and training specialist.
From 1998-2000, Price served as a training facilitator and developer for the Achieve Global Leadership 2000 and Work Skills programs through NIC’s Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.
Price earned a master’s degree in recreation management from the University of Montana in 1989 and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Seattle University in 1982.
“Marie Price brings extensive knowledge and experience in worker retraining programs that will benefit NIC and the community,” said NIC Workforce Training Director and Assistant Vice President for Instruction Robert Ketchum. “Her recent experience networking in the region for Goodwill Industries will be an asset for the NIC Workforce Training Center’s goal of meeting community training needs.”
The NIC Qualified Worker Retraining program is federally-funded through the Workforce Investment Act and is designed to provide training and job search assistance to low-income adults. The program assists with funding tuition and books and helps participants with their job search efforts after training is complete.
Last year, a total of 57 participants were linked with a variety of training programs including certified nursing assistant, electrical and plumbing apprenticeship, medical administrative assistant, culinary arts and CDL truck driver training.
Information: (208) 666-8012.

For More Information
NIC Workforce Training Director and Assistant Vice President for Instruction Robert Ketchum, (208) 769-3221

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006

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