Youth Apprenticeship connects 16-24-year-olds to great careers and pay with local Idaho employers. Students earn while they learn, work with an On-the-Job mentor, get additional education and training to develop expertise, and earn a national certification.

Through a joint effort with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Idaho Department of Labor, and Idaho Career and Technical Education, Idaho Business for Education (IBE) is scaling up Idaho’s Youth Apprenticeship program, with a goal of placing 400 apprentices by 2024 in some of the over 1,200 occupations available through Registered Apprenticeships.


  • Pathway into a viable career
  • Financial support available
  • Nationally recognized credential
  • Provides a way to “go on”
  • IBE builds connections to employers


  • IBE supports apprentice, educator, counselor, and employer
  • Gives context and meaning to classroom learning
  • Reinforces classroom learning with paid experience
  • Provides incentive to attract students to CTE
  • Creates talent pipeline for local employers and school districts

CTE + Register Apprenticeships = Perfect Pair!

  • You already teach both occupational and Durable Skills
  • You already done much of the workforce readinesswork.
  • Teachers have access to support from IBE and othersto get programs in place.
  • Both CTE and RA equip students with the academic,technical, and employability skills necessary to succeedin high-demand careers.


Ready to learn more? Look for your regional contact below:

Christina Feliciano/North Idaho

Emily Merrigan/Southwest Idaho

Roger Plothow/Eastern Idaho

Angie LeBlanc/Southcentral Idaho