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“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you so much…for this scholarship. [It] will help me reach my education goals.” ~G.S. a Career and Technical Education Student

About

The Center for New Directions focuses on the wellbeing of students who are enrolled in or express an interest in Career and Technical Education, Basic Skills Education, General Education Development, or English as a Second Language programs and who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Career Pioneer: Anyone who is training to work in a field traditionally held by the opposite gender.
  • Single Parents: Unemployed or underemployed people who are responsible for a dependent in the home.

Displaced Homemakers: Anyone who must seek training or paid employment outside of the home due to separation, divorce, death, or disability of spouse.

The Dimensions of Wellness are:

Emotional Wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness, or stress; hope, love, joy, and happiness in a productive manner contributes to our Emotional Wellness.

Social Wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and co-workers contributes to our Social Wellness.

Financial Wellness is our ability to understand and apply principles of financial management to decisions that affect our overall, long-term financial health. The ability to make financial choices that create financial independence and maintain a quality of life relatively free from financial worries and stressors contributes to our Financial Wellness.

Physical Wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue or physical stress. The ability to recognize that our behaviors have a significant impact on our wellness and adopting healthful habits (routine checkups, a balanced diet, exercise, etc.) while avoiding destructive habits (tobacco, drugs, alcohol, etc.) will lead to Physical Wellness.

Occupational Wellness is the ability to gain personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers, to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in, and to society as a whole leads to Occupational Wellness.

Intellectual Wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interaction, and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills, and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our Intellectual Wellness.

Spiritual Wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop congruency between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that us together contributes to our Spiritual Wellness.

Environmental Wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, the water, and the land that surrounds us. The ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities, or our planet contributes to our Environmental Wellness.

The Center offers resources, seminars, conferences, fairs, scholarships, and a wellness library to students interested in increasing their overall health in one or more areas of wellbeing.

Dimensions of Wellness adapted from University of California, Riverside

 

 

Wellness Resources

The Center for New Directions can assist you in locating community-based resources. The Self-Help Manual is one place to start when you find you need help with:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Food security
  • Mental and physical health
  • Childcare
  • And more...

Wellness Programming

Wellness Library

The Center for New Directions maintains a small library of books that address the following topics related to wellness:

  • Stress management
  • Money management
  • People skills
  • Caring for aging parents/spouse
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Networking
  • Managing change
  • Study skills
  • Healthy You
  • Parenting
  • And more

Location:
Nampa Campus Micron Center for Professional Technical Education
5725 E. Franklin Road, Nampa, ID 83687
Directions

Room: NMPT 2122
Contact Annette Grove ([email protected]) for more information.

Scholarships

The Center for New Directions awards scholarships in the fall and spring of each academic year. The scholarships are: 1) The Career Pioneer Scholarship and 2) The Single Parent Scholarship. Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply.

Career Pioneer Scholarship

Student is:

  • Working toward a career that is non-traditional by gender
  • Enrolled at least half-time in a Career and Technical Education Program at CWI
  • In good academic standing
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • Has FAFSA on file at CWI

Contact Annette Grove ([email protected]) for more information.

Single Parent Scholarship

Student is:

  • A single parent with legal and/or physical and/or shared custody of his/her children
  • Enrolled at least half-time in a Career and Technical Education Program
  • In good academic standing
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • Has FAFSA on file at CWI

Contact Annette Grove ([email protected]) for more information.

For additional scholarship information outside The Center for New Directions see:


 

Locations

Nampa Campus Micron Center for Career and Technical Education
5725 E. Franklin Road
Nampa, ID 83687

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Ada County Campus Pintail Center
1360 S. Eagle Flight Way
Boise, ID 83709

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Canyon County Center
2407 Caldwell Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83651

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