Starting an Apprenticeship Program

Registered apprenticeships are good for business. They help your company attract and retain talent and produce highly skilled, loyal workers.

Apprenticeship Idaho Toolkit

To get started, contact your regional apprenticeship coordinator for help calculating the potential return on your investment.


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 50-60% of a regular employee.

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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?

Gina Robison - Program supervisor, statewide
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 4168
Email: Gina.Robison@labor.idaho.gov

Michelle Stout - Apprenticeship coordinator, northern and north central regions
Phone: (208) 457-8789 ext. 3211
Email: Michelle.Stout@labor.idaho.gov

Jinny Boozer - Apprenticeship coordinator, south central and southeastern regions
Phone: (208) 557-2500 ext. 4084
Email: Jinny.Boozer@labor.idaho.gov

Success Story: Idaho Power Invests in Apprenticeships

Produced by Idaho Career & Technical Education