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.

To get started, contact your regional apprenticeship coordinator.

Top 5 Reasons to Start an Apprenticeship Program


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?

Registered Apprenticeship Program Development

Gina Robison – INTERIM Apprenticeship Idaho Development Coordinator, Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 4168

Talent Recruitment / DEIA Team

Elsa Guillen – Apprenticeship Idaho Coordinator, Idaho Department of Labor/WIOA/Out of School Youth
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 3518

Kari Frymire – Apprenticeship Coordinator, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (208) 334-3390
Direct Line: (208) 3287-6443

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

Apprenticeship Funding Committee
Morgan Galway – Apprenticeship Coordinator, Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 557-2500 ext. 4201

Systems Innovation and Modernization
Connie Hites – Apprenticeship Coordinator, Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 3729

Apprentice Navigator
Jinny Boozer – Apprenticeship Idaho Navigator, Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 557-2500 ext. 4084

Apprenticeship Communications
Lindsay Trombly – Public Information Specialist, Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 3209

Apprenticeship Idaho Program Supervisor
Gina Robison – Idaho Department of Labor
Phone: (208) 332-3570 ext. 4168

Success Story: Idaho Power Invests in Apprenticeships

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