Machine Operator Apprenticeship Program Update
On November 10, 2021, Manufacturing industry partners along with Cassia and Minidoka School districts agreed to a schedule change for the Machine Operator Apprenticeship program that has been held for the past four years at Mt Harrison High School. The decision was made to change the time of the class from weekday mornings at 6:30 am to Friday mornings. Classes will be held at High Desert Milk in Burley. Second year students will attend from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and first year students will attend from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. With the change in the schedule, we anticipate more participation from all the schools in the valley. With the change, we have extended the application deadline to November 30th. Any Junior or Senior interested in the program can complete the attached application and submit it to the Idaho Department of Labor in Burley. I am attaching copies of the application along with an information pamphlet for students interested in the program.
The Machine Operator Apprenticeship program was designed to provide employment opportunities to students who may be interested in working in manufacturing and food processing. Juniors and Seniors are our target audience for the program. Students will be required to complete training courses on Fridays at High Desert Milk for two hours per week. Upon completion of the course, students will be interviewed by participating companies and offered work through the summer with wages ranging from $13.00 to $15.00 per hour. Upon completion of the full program, raises will be offered as well as advancement opportunities within the companies. For additional information, you can contact Chet Jeppesen directly at the Idaho Department of Labor at 208-678-5518 ext. 3109.
See the program flyer here
See the application form here
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month
Mini-Cassia PAuSe Suicide Prevention Awareness and Support and a group of Cassia High School seniors are working together to spread awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.
Two activities are currently being planned, a Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk and a Community event featuring speaker Gabe Salazar.
The Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk will be on Friday, September 17 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Riverside Park in Heyburn. Because every life matters! You are not alone! Come walk with us! The Community Event will be on October 15 at 7:00 PM in the King Fine Arts Center. Gabe Salazar will be presenting "Born on accident, living on purpose, resiliency, hope and finding direction in a hopeless situation."
For more information, see the flyers below or contact PAuSe at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.pauseminicassia.com
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“Raft River students will become contributing citizens through high levels of learning”
RRHS Vision Statement:
“Raft River High School promotes lifelong learning to assist students in realizing their full potential.”
RRHS Values Statement:
“Our Raft River community values the following: Respect, Integrity, Personal Responsibility, Work Ethic and Kindness.”
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