Starting an Apprenticeship Program

Registered apprenticeships are good for business. They help your company attract and retain talent and produce highly skilled, loyal workers. Dollar for dollar, no workforce training method packs as much punch as apprenticeship. On average, employers realize an average return on investment of $1.47 for every $1 invested. Additionally, every $1 invested in apprenticeships leads to a public return of approximately $28 in benefits.

Apprenticeship Idaho Toolkit

To get started, contact your regional apprenticeship coordinator.

Top 5 Reasons to Start an Apprenticeship Program

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    Recruitment – Apprenticeships are attractive to workers and help good employers hire in a tight labor market. If the economy slows, an apprenticeship gives employers more control over the cost and quality of training.

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    Retention – Employees are loyal to employers who invest in their skills and professional development. Stronger work teams also evolve through the mentoring built into apprenticeships.

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    Tailored Programs – You’re in the driver’s seat, designing a program that trains employees to industry standards and your way of doing business. As your business needs evolve, adjust the size and curriculum of your program.

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    Save Money – You'll be getting an employee who can make a contribution immediately. Even if your apprentice has a lot to learn, they'll be adding person-power to your operation at a training wage which can be half of a regular employee’s wage.

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    Build Idaho’s Skilled Workforce – Help beat a projected shortage of 50,000 Idaho workers by 2024. Investing in a skilled workforce pays dividends for your business and contributes to a stronger Idaho economy.

Questions about apprenticeships in Idaho?

Get Help Creating a Registered Apprenticeship Programs

USDOL Registered Apprenticeship Program Development
Michelle Stout - Apprenticeship Coordinator - Program Development
Phone: (208) 457-8789 ext. 3211

Technical Assistance
Jinny Boozer - Apprenticeship Coordinator - Technical Support
Phone: (208) 557-2500 ext. 4084

Caleb Tibbetts - Apprenticeship Coordinator – Resource & Recruitment Facilitation
Phone: (208) 287-6443

Connie Hites - Apprenticeship Coordinator – Operations Agreements and Funding
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 3729

Elsa Guillen - Apprenticeship Coordinator – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 3518

Crystal Robles - Apprenticeship Coordinator – Idaho Department of Corrections
Phone: (208) 658-2075

Success Story: Idaho Power Invests in Apprenticeships

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