Apprenticeship Spotlight: Idaho Rural Water Association taps apprenticeships to fill retirements

Where does the water from our faucet go? Or maybe the water from the toilet? Wastewater travels down our pipes to individual water districts across Idaho, where it is treated by Idaho Rural Water Association workers. As a leader of dedicated employees in wastewater treatment, the organization trains and creates specialists who play a critical […]

Apprenticeships offer alternative source of labor supply, career for workers

Apprenticeships are a valuable workforce training option to help combat Idaho’s current labor challenges. Apprenticeship’s “earn while you learn” method allows for a more financially viable education than a traditional degree by combining classroom and on-the-job training for a more holistic educational experience.

OPINION: Registered Apprenticeships benefit Idaho’s people, economy

Thursday, November 10, 2022 By Jani Revier, director of Idaho Department of Labor Nov. 14-20 is National Apprenticeship Week and marks the celebration of a proven and time-honored career pathway. Right now, 236 Idaho businesses sponsor apprenticeships, with more than 1,800 participating Idahoans getting paid on the job. Like many Americans, Idahoans have seen sharp […]

OPINION: Apprenticeships help solve Idaho’s labor challenges

Friday November 12, 2021 By Governor Brad Little The “Now Hiring” and “Help Wanted” job postings are everywhere. Idaho’s economy is booming, and jobs are readily available, but some employers still cannot fill jobs with the skilled workers they need. The labor market challenges are multifaceted, but employers across the state have one thing in […]

Idaho Receives $4.25 Million Federal Grant to Expand, Diversify Registered Apprenticeships

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: July 2, 2021 Media Contacts: Darlene Carnopis, or Gina Robison, Idaho is one of 15 states to receive a U.S Department of Labor grant to expand its Apprenticeship Idaho program. The $4.25 million grant will be administered by the Idaho Department of Labor. “Idaho employers have one thing […]

Business, Government and Education Work to Increase Idaho Apprenticeships

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Nov. 9, 2020 Media Contact: Gina Robison, Nov. 8-14 – National Apprenticeship Week A team of state agencies is using more than $5.8 million in federal grants to foster growth and expansion of registered apprenticeships as a solution for Idaho businesses struggling to find a skilled workforce. State agencies […]

Workforce Experts to Discuss Benefits of Youth Apprenticeships in Online Event

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: June 9, 2020 Media Contact: Georgia Smith, or Gina Robison, Idaho businesses, educators and career counselors are encouraged to participate in Expanding Youth Apprenticeship in Idaho, a free virtual apprenticeship accelerator, June 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MT. The web-based event will focus on how youth apprenticeship […]

Idaho Apprenticeships Help Meet the Demand for Health Care Workers

Creating career pathways helps the medical industry and the state meet local workforce needs Linda Akike came to Boise from the Republic of Congo. She always dreamed of being a nurse, so when she heard she could enroll in a program that may lead to a full-time job at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in […]

Idaho Apprenticeships Increase 67 percent from 2016-18

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Nov. 2, 2018 Information Contact: John Russ, (208) 332-3570 ext. 3303 or Georgia Smith, (208) 332-3570 ext. 2102 Idaho Celebrates Apprenticeship Week Nov. 12-18 Idaho apprenticeship programs and apprentices are on the rise across Idaho and the nation. As the number of Idaho businesses sponsoring apprenticeships more than doubled from 2016 […]

Entry Level Residential Carpentry Apprenticeships Available

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Oct. 2, 2018 Information Contact:  Darren Rux (208) 332-3575, ext. 3074 If you or someone you know is interested in a residential construction career, the Idaho Department of Labor has several carpentry apprenticeship opportunities available in the Treasure Valley. These entry-level positions are full time with wages ranging from $11.68 to […]