Idaho businesses, educators and career counselors are encouraged to participate in Expanding Youth Apprenticeship in Idaho, a free virtual apprenticeship accelerator, June 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. MT.

The web-based event will focus on how youth apprenticeship can help businesses develop a talent pipeline while providing youth with hands-on training and instruction leading to industry-recognized credentials and a career.

National and Idaho apprenticeship experts will provide an overview of the components and benefits of a U.S. Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program during the first hour. They also will discuss how the School-to-Registered Apprenticeship Program (STRAP) brings businesses and local high schools together, along with the funding and other assistance that is available through the program.

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