Learners today, Leaders tomorrow
Through partnerships with universities, community colleges and other nonprofits the Ponderosa Center is committed to bringing a robust offering of learning opportunities to the region to include:
- Expanded local opportunities for access to college coursework.
- Strengthening bonds with the local school districts to enrich K-12 learning.
- Enhancing life-long learning through continuing education and public lecture series.
Boise State University
Boise State University is engaged in the local community on a massive scale to deploy their Rural Education Initiatives through the Community Impact Program (CIP). The Ponderosa Center Board has been at the table since the beginning and collaboration efforts are only gaining momentum. The University is squarely behind the plans for the Ponderosa Center and look forward to utilizing the facility to increase their local presence and access to coursework.
West Central Mountains Economic Development Council
The West Central Mountains Economic Development Council works to provide workforce development through career and technical education offerings, business development skills, apprenticeship matching and is the point organization for the higher education initiatives with Boise State University.