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) 696-2641

Talent recruitment

Elsa Guillen
Apprenticeship Idaho Coordinator
Idaho Department of Labor/WIOA/Out of School Youth

Phone: (208) 696-2593

Crystal Robles
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Idaho Department of Corrections

Phone: (208) 658-2075

MiKayla Monaghan, M.Ed., CRC, CRL 
Business Relations Manager
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
650 W. State St., Room #150
Boise, ID 83720

Office: (208) 334-3390
Direct line: (208) 287-6479
Cellphone: (208) 850-5120

Apprenticeship Funding Committee

Morgan Galway
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Idaho Department of Labor

Phone: (208) 696-5369

Apprentice Navigator and Technical Assistance

Jinny Boozer
Apprenticeship Idaho Navigator
Idaho Department of Labor

Phone: (208) 696-5469

Systems Innovation and Modernization

Connie Hites
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Idaho Department of Labor

Phone: (208) 696-2531

Apprenticeship Communications

Lindsay Trombly
Public Information Specialist
Idaho Department of Labor

Phone: (208) 696-2248

Apprenticeship Idaho Program Supervisor

Gina Robison

Idaho Department of Labor

Phone: (208) 696-2641

Apprenticeship Coordinator for Education Systems

Sara Lasuen
Idaho Department of Labor
Office of the Board of Education
Idaho Career Technical Education


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