Apprenticeships in Idaho
With more than 100 apprenticeship opportunities in Idaho, employers are ready to help you launch your career.
An apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with job-related instruction. Apprentices learn specific skills necessary to perform the job, gain experience and will earn a nationally recognized certificate or credential. Average wages for an apprentice start at $15 per hour (Source: US Department of Labor).
Most apprenticeships are designed for high school graduates or job seekers with a GED, however opportunities exist for high school students prior to graduation. Contact your school counselor for details.
Whether you’re seeking an office job, something in the outdoors, in a city or somewhere in rural Idaho, there’s an apprenticeship opportunity waiting for you.
Take a look at what’s out there.
Top 5 Reasons to Pursue an Apprenticeship
Learn While You Earn – Apprenticeships are paid positions with benefits. In some cases, you may see an increase in pay as you develop your skills.
Get a Certification for Your Career – Depending on the career and necessary training, a Registered Apprenticeship can take as little as a year to complete and will result in a nationally recognized certificate or credential.
Gain Practical Experience – On-the-job training is a key component of an apprenticeship, which means you start your career with a significant amount of relevant experience already on your resume.
Start Working Immediately – Many traditional education and training options cost time and money. An apprenticeship will allow you to pursue the training you need for a successful career without taking on debt.
Mentoring & Support – Much of the on-the-job training takes place one-on-one or in a small group setting, allowing you to ask questions and learn from colleagues.
Success Story: Earn While You Learn with Electrical Apprenticeships
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One day a few years ago, Chrissy Combs walked into Boise Mobile Equipment with her father, who was a welder there. She remembers him saying, “Anyone willing to train her?” Dean Bridwell accepted the challenge and that set Chrissy on a career trajectory leading to where she is now, in the middle of a three-year apprenticeship with McDowells Specialty Repair, an auto, furniture and upholstery service in Boise.
Eight Idahoans who enrolled in a two-year, residential carpentry apprenticeship program received their certificates this month and are fully employed.
Nezperce High School senior Joe McGuigan is one of a handful of high school students who landed a summer job with a manufacturing company after participating in an industry-based apprenticeship program.