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% […]

Idaho’s First Lady reads new children’s book to kick off Apprenticeship Week

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Nov. 17, 2022 Media Contact: “Booper Dreams Big: An Almost True Story of Apprenticeship,” is a new Idaho children’s book released today as part of National Apprenticeship Week in Idaho (Nov. 14-20). Idaho’s First Lady Teresa Little read the new children’s book to a class of third graders at […]

Apprenticeship collaboration connects Idaho health clinics with talent

Idaho’s labor market has been tight since the pandemic, particularly for specialized industries like health care. Health clinics already face a heavy administrative burden and managing and paying for training is a big obstacle that gets in the way of staffing and talent recruitment. The Idaho Community Health Centers Association is trying to solve this […]

Idaho Labor offices throughout the state help veterans gain their postsecondary education

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Nov. 2, 2022 Media Contact: Steve, a retired veteran from the Idaho National Guard, didn’t think attending a job fair would change his life. But it did. In an amazing way. To get there, Steve reached out to Kenneth Scott, an Idaho Department of Labor veterans’ representative in Post […]

Labor workforce services branch out to Idaho’s local libraries

Twenty-four libraries across Idaho are increasing their resources to offer job seeker services to their nearby rural communities, and the Idaho Commission for Libraries hopes more will participate. Job seekers in communities like Challis, Priest River, Kuna and New Meadows can now find help with writing resumes, earning their GED, going back to school and […]

Lewiston career event provides resources for job seekers to upgrade their skills for in-demand jobs

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Aug. 15, 2022 Media Contact: and Job seekers who want to change careers and increase their earning potential will be able learn about jobs and training resources available at an Aug. 18 skilled trades career event focusing on welding, plumbing, electrical and HVAC industries. The event takes place […]