Career Center

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    My name is Alyson Townsley and I am your College and Career Counselor!  

    Where to find me: The Career Center! 
    How to contact me: townsley.alyson@westada.org or      come see me in person.

    What I can help you with:

    • Career and college planning
    • Scholarships and financial aid
    • Job searches and employment readiness
    • Dual credit classes/Advanced Opportunities accounts
    • Military connections
    • Apprenticeships
    • SAT/ACT prep
    • and so much more!

    College and Career information will be shared through:

    • Student Announcements
    • Remind
    • Naviance
    • School Website
    • Classroom presentations
    • Evening events for parents/students

    College representatives and military recruiters visit our campus often, so be sure to check out our calendar page and listen to the daily announcements to learn about who will be here. In the Career Center you will find college and career information, military information, employment opportunities, scholarship information, and much more! 

    I highly recommend that students take advantage of Idaho Career Information System.  CIS provides the opportunity to explore hundreds of occupations and education and training programs. It also offers an exploration component where students can use various assessments related to occupations, schools, financial aid/scholarships and skills. 
     
    There are many scholarship websites to start exploring even as early as your freshmen year! A few of the most used scholarship websites include Big Future by College Board https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-scholarships  Next Steps Idaho https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/resources/scholarship-search-101/ and Student Scholarships https://studentscholarships.org/ 
     
    Please feel free to reach out with any questions. 
     
    Alyson Townsley
    Career and College Counselor
    (208) 855-4250 ext. 1092