North Idaho College recently selected Marie Price as the new director of Workforce Development. She will begin her new position March 15.
Workforce Development focuses on programs that are designed to meet the working individual’s education and training goals. Classes are usually short-term, credit-free and scheduled for the convenience of students.
Price has served as the director of the Qualified Worker Retraining Program at the NIC Workforce Training Center in Post Falls since 2006.
Prior to being hired at NIC, Price 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. 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.
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.
“I am looking forward to assisting North Idaho College in responding to the training needs of the business community through short-term, credit-free classes,” Price said. “With the growth of NIC in outlying areas, we will be able to respond more effectively to workforce development needs throughout the region.”
Dennie Seymour, the current director of Workforce Development, is retiring after 18 years of service at NIC.