Earn While You Learn

In addition to post-secondary institutions, there are other ways to get the training, support, and experience needed to build a foundation for a successful future. Check out the following options like Apprenticeships, Internships, and Workforce Development Programs.

Apprenticeships

Explore apprenticeships and more for programs that offer on-the-job training. These programs are a great option if you know what interests you. Apprenticeships offer competitive wages, mentorship, and classroom or take-home instruction. Read More...

Explore apprenticeships and more for programs that offer on-the-job training. These programs are a great option if you know what interests you. Apprenticeships offer competitive wages, mentorship, and classroom or take-home instruction.

There are over 900 occupations that offer apprenticeships and in Idaho, those include businesses in construction, manufacturing, health care, IT, energy, telecommunications, and more. The duration of an apprenticeship can vary, from as little as one year on up to six years of work combined with study.

There is another opportunity for high schoolers called a School-To-Registered Apprenticeship Program, (STRAP), where juniors or seniors can earn credit through on-the-job training and related instruction. To learn more about STRAP, ask your local high school counselor or contact your local Department of Labor’s resource on apprenticeships: https://www.labor.idaho.gov/dnn/Education-Training/Apprentice-Programs

To learn more about apprenticeships, check this video: https://buckthequo.com/videos/get-your-foot-in-the-door/

SOME APPRENTICESHIPS IN IDAHO:

Coding Dojo Apprenticeship*

Coding

https://www.codingdojo.com/boise#registered-apprenticeships

Eastern Idaho Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training (JATC)

Electrical

http://www.eijatc.org/

jatc449@gmail.com

(208) 232-4300

Eastern Idaho Plumbers & Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship & Training

Plumbing

http://www.ualocal648.org/

ua648org@gmail.com

(208) 232-6806

College of Eastern Idaho Workforce Training and Community Ed Trades Apprenticeship

Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC

http://www.eitc.edu/wft

jacque.larsen@cei.edu

(208) 535-5345

Idaho State University Apprenticeship and Professional Technical Education

Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Welding

http://cetrain.isu.edu

cetrain@isu.edu

(208) 282-3372

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental, & Reinforcing Iron Workers

Iron Work

http://iw732.org/

iw732ac@gmail.com

(208) 339-6383

Lewis and Clark Workforce Development Apprenticeship

Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Millwright

http://www.lcsc.edu/workforce-training/apprentice-programs/

mdamman@lcsc.edu

(208) 792-2388

Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, Local 55

Sheet Metal

https://smw55.org/apprenticeship/ne-washington-n-idaho/

sbrooks@smtt.org

(509) 928-5009

North Idaho College Apprenticeship

Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC

https://northidaho.augusoft.net/

nicworkforcetraining@nic.edu

(208) 769-7735

Idaho Plasterers & Cement Masons JATC, Local #555

Masonry, Drywall

http://www.cementmasons555.org/apprenticeship-training

jatc@cementmasons555.org

(503) 408-8555

Pocatello & SE Idaho Sheet Metal Workers, JATC Local #103

Sheet Metal

http://www.smartlocal103.org/idaho2.html

smartlocal103idaho@yahoo.com

(208) 233-5214

Southern Idaho Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center

Carpentry, Industrial Mechanic, Millwright, Pile Driving, Scaffolding, Drywall, Tradeshow Exhibition Work, Interior Specialties, Exterior Specialties

https://www.pnci.org/apprenticeship.lasso

Charliehoyle@pnci.com

(503) 317-7628

Southwest Idaho Electrical Training Center

Electrical

https://swidjatc.org/

office@swidjatc.org

(208) 384-0538

Southwest Idaho Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local #296

Plumbing, Pipefitting

http://www.ualocal296.org/

lu296ba@hotmail.com

(208) 288-1296

Treasure Valley Carpenters JATC

Carpentry, Industrial Mechanic, Millwright, Pile Driving, Scaffolding, Drywall, Tradeshow Exhibition Work, Interior Specialties, Exterior Specialties

https://www.pnci.org/apprenticeship.lasso

RSchaffer@pnci.org

(208) 989-7410

Western States International Union of Operating Engineers, Local #370

Construction Equipment Operator, Hoisting Engineer, Heavy Duty Mechanic Repairman, Technical Engineer

http://wsopen.org/

opereng@wsopen.org

(509) 235-9393

 

*Coding Dojo apprenticeships are front-loaded with three months of coding school

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Internships

These programs allow you to gain work experience with an employer or organization for a predetermined amount of time. Internships are a good opportunity for students and job seekers to gain skills and experience that will help prepare them for future careers. Read More...

These programs allow you to gain work experience with an employer or organization for a predetermined amount of time. Internships are a good opportunity for students and job seekers to gain skills and experience that will help prepare them for future careers.

INTERNSHIP PROS: You can get qualified experience to put on your resume, explore your interests with the support of professionals, and could even land a job within the same company once the internship is over.

INTERNSHIP CONS: Many internships don’t always pay well—or at all—and post-internship employment is no guarantee. There is also no standardization for internships and the expectations can vary by employer and location.

If you’re considering an internship, openings are usually placed around college campuses as well as areas where job postings are found (think Monster.com, Indeed.com, the local library, etc.).

When you find an internship opportunity, make sure to read the details about the application process for the position. Don’t give out your information online until you know you can trust a site or a posting.

To learn more, watch this video about internships: https://buckthequo.com/videos/get-your-foot-in-the-door/

To learn about opportunities for youth internships in Idaho, contact your local Department of Labor office that can be found here: https://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/AboutUs/Local-Office-Directory

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Workforce Programs

Theses programs are intended to help if your main focus may not be academics. They provide hands-on experience, soft and life-skills training, and prepare you success after high school, whether still in school or graduated. Read More...

Theses programs are intended to help if your main focus may not be academics. They provide hands-on experience, soft and life-skills training, and prepare you success after high school, whether still in school or graduated.

Each workforce development program in Idaho is different. To learn more about the various opportunities, visit these sites:

Centennial Job Corps

Carpentry, Welding, Electrical, Facilities Maintenance, Painting, Plastering, Office Administration, Certified Nurse Assistant, Culinary Arts, Computer Technician

http://centennial.jobcorps.gov

national_office@jobcorps.gov

(208) 442-4500

Idaho Youth Ranch YOUTHWORKS!

Retail, Business

https://www.youthranch.org/youthworks

youthworks@youthranch.org

(208) 947-0863

Life’s Kitchen

Culinary Arts, Business, Event Planning

http://www.lifeskitchen.org/the-program/apply/

sue@lifeskitchen.org

(208) 331-0199