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:
- Non-Traditional by Gender: 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 Center offers information about College of Western Idaho (CWI) and community resources, extracurricular education, resource fairs, scholarships, and a wellness library.