The Lemhi Education Project serves the geographically isolated area of Salmon, Idaho, and Lemhi County. The nearest in-state colleges and universities are 150 miles away, approximately a 3-hour drive. As a sub-committee of the LCEDA (Lemhi County Economic Development Association), and because of their generous support, we exist to assist the people of the area as they pursue job skills training and college degrees.
Our resources include a free computer lab with Wi-Fi, free test proctoring, assistance applying for programs, job training courses and community education, and mentorships and tutoring. We are a Pearson-VUE authorized testing center. The GED and some prof./tech. exams can be taken here, for a fee.
What We’re Working On:
Promoting and Supporting Career-Oriented Online Programs: There are a number of career-focused Technical Certificates and AA/AAS degrees offered online by Idaho colleges and universities. We work to support local students in these programs, so they can continue to live and work in Lemhi County while they complete their education.
Pre-College Preparation: Diving into online college after years of being out of the classroom can be a recipe for frustration. We provide support and resources to help those whose math and English skills are rusty. Tutoring, mentoring, and basic computer classes help students brush up on the academics they need to be successful.
We also work closely with the local high school to provide support with post-secondary planning.
Face-to-face training: Occasionally we are able to bring instructors to the area for live, face-to-face training, such as CNA and phlebotomy courses.