$25,000 Micro-Grant to Increase Number of Computer Programmers

BoiseCodeWorks will use a $25,000 Idaho Department of Labor Micro-Grant to provide intensive, short-term training to meet Idaho’s increasing need for workers with computer programming skills.

manatcomputerdeskNearly 140 people will be trained, with 85 estimated to enter related employment within 30 days of completion. An anticipated hourly starting wage of $25 will complement a wage gain of $10,000 to $14,000 annually for current workers.

The Micro-Grant program, approved by the Idaho Workforce Development Council and funded through the Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund, provides up to $25,000 per grant to local and rural communities for workforce development projects on a smaller scale than the traditional projects. Approved projects must increase employment and wages of a community’s workforce or assist in stemming the out-migration of youth and young adult workers from Idaho communities.

Applications are reviewed and approved by a panel of representatives from business, education, economic development and the Idaho Department of Labor.

To see how the Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund works, visit https://youtu.be/xT1ETGFuA8A.