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Robert G. Ketchum, Ph.D.

Robert G. Ketchum, Ph.D.

Instructor in Occupational Education


CDA Harbor Center; Room 125



Mailing Address

College of Education
University of Idaho - Coeur d' Alene Center
1031 N. Academic Way
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho 83814-5497

  • Ph.D. in Vocational-Technical Education, Washington State University, 1985

Robert Ketchum is a lecturer in occupational education for the University of Idaho College of Education, based in Coeur d'Alene. He is also Chief Executive Manager of The Ketchum Group, LLC.

Ketchum has a doctorate in vocational-technical education and has worked for more than 40 years in education and training. For 20 of those years, he was executive director of workforce training at North Idaho College’s Workforce Training Center in Post Falls, Idaho, and led one of the largest workforce training and apprenticeship programs in Idaho. For 10 years, Ketchum was Idaho’s representative to the American Association of Community Colleges’ Workforce Training State Liaison Network. Board roles have included the National Council for Workforce Education, and Coeur d'Alene’s Jobs Plus' economic development association. Ketchum is certified facilitator for Achieve Global’s interpersonal and team skill training and for the Paradigm SOJT Training System. He has often presented on the topic of structured on-the-job training. Ketchum has had the opportunity to travel in Asia where he consulted and participated in the delivery of training in Hong Kong and on the Chinese mainland. He enjoys boating on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

  • Application of teaching methodology to one-to-one skills training in work-based learning.

  • Improving learning and retention in apprenticeship programs through the use of structured on-the-job training.


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071