Idaho Receives $1.4 Million Federal Grant to Increase Registered Apprenticeships

Idaho is one of 37 recipients that will use a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships throughout the state in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and energy. Earlier this year the state received a $200,000 planning grant to develop a strategy. “Idaho businesses are calling for a […]

Apprenticeships Benefit Idaho Job Seekers, Businesses and Communities

Troy Butler, a field service leader with Idaho Power, directly attributes his career success to the five-year apprenticeship program he completed with Idaho Power. “If I didn’t have the apprenticeship, I wouldn’t have become a lineman, and if I didn’t become a lineman there is no way I would have been able to become a […]

Apprenticeships Can Launch Careers

Employers and people who want rewarding careers are taking a second look at a historic training method that may solve some 21st century problems. Several states believe apprenticeship programs can help them compete globally, and European nations using apprenticeships have lower youth unemployment rates. With soaring tuition keeping young people out of school and employers finding […]

Businesses: Learn how to pay employees and stay in compliance, May 31

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: May 25, 2023 Media Contact: Idaho businesses are invited to learn about the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour services Wednesday, May 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (MDT) during an online seminar via Zoom. Employees are also welcome to attend. The seminar, featuring Wage and Hour supervisor Artie […]

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Hard work pays off for three machine operator graduates

For student Guillermo Martinez, the Registered Apprenticeship program paved the path to his career. “The program gave me a head start in life and helped get me ready to work 12 hour shifts. I have learned so much from the plant (High Desert Milk), and I feel I have a better chance of getting hired […]

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Idaho Health Care Association helps women excel

More Idahoans than ever before are using Registered Apprenticeship as a path to advance their job opportunities. For women in the workforce, apprenticeships like those managed by Idaho Health Care Association (IHCA) have proven beneficial in transforming their careers and filling gaps in Idaho’s labor market.

Apprenticeship Spotlight: Idaho floral business grows careers through Registered Apprenticeship

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Feb. 15, 2023 Media Contact: Gina Robison, Contributor: Mike Hollenbeck, American Institute for Floral Designers Construction, technology, advanced manufacturing and a host of other industries benefit greatly from apprenticeship programs – why not include the floral industry? Floral Artistry, a floral business in Lewiston, recently made use of a […]

Online employer seminar series kicks off Jan. 25 with focus on labor market information

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Jan. 18, 2023 Media Contact: Employers across the state are invited to attend a free Zoom seminar Jan. 25, 9 to 10:30 a.m. MT, to learn more about labor market information in Idaho. Participants will hear about the underlying causes of why help wanted signs are so prevalent in […]

8th Grade Career Explorations curriculum now teaches Idaho students about apprenticeship

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Jan. 11, 2023 Media Contact: Idaho students will be able to take the updated 8th Grade Career Explorations course containing a brand-new apprenticeship lesson starting this spring. The Idaho Digital Learning Alliance and the Idaho Department of Labor’s Apprenticeship Idaho team have created a new online lesson to meet […]

Idaho apprentices enrolled in registered training see 52.7% gain in 2022

Non-traditional apprenticeships can increase talent employee pool More Idaho workers have enrolled in apprenticeships this year than ever before, broadening the potential for state workforce gains in a tight labor market. A total of 1,179 new apprentices enrolled in an apprenticeship in 2022, with 81 new apprenticeship programs registered throughout Idaho. Enrollments are up 52.7% […]