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Center for New Directions

The Center for New Directions (CND) at North Idaho College (NIC) is designed to assist single parents and displaced homemakers with community resources and exploration of career and educational paths. Additionally, the CND delivers retention and completion support programs to students and future students who are enrolled in or express an interest in Career Technical Education (CTE) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Career Pioneers (non-traditional occupation): Anyone who is training to work in a field traditionally held by the opposite gender.
  • Single Parents: A single parent with primary financial and custodial responsibility for supporting dependent children and who must gain employment skills in order to earn a living.
  • Displaced Homemakers: Anyone who must seek training or paid employment outside of the home due to separation, divorce, death, or disability of spouse.

Services Include

  • Career and education exploration
  • Admissions assistance
  • Educational program requirements 
  • Workshops covering a variety of topics
  • Referrals for campus and community services
  • Academic and time management planning
  • Educational services
  • Career services and job preparation resources
  • Additional individual support

*If you are interested in supporting the CND, email Louisa at