Gov. Little announces new youth workforce development and apprenticeship program

Dec 10, 2021

GARDEN CITY, Idaho — Wednesday morning, Idaho Governor Brad Little announced a new program aimed at developing the education work force while also helping young people make up for pandemic learning loss. 

The governor’s office and the Idaho Workforce Development Council is partnering with the Idaho Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to create an apprenticeship program tailored to creating career opportunities in education.

“Daycare facilities, obviously schools, all of those teachers in and people in those facilities, they had to do a lot of work the last 16 months, and this program is going to help resupply that pipeline going forward,” Little said.

The program is set to host 16- to 24-year-olds to be hired and trained in working with students, all while being paid and earning credit for college or credentials. Apprentices will be working toward becoming a youth development specialist by working with young Idahoans to help them make up pandemic learning loss. 

Gov. Little says it’s a great public service that helps students in need while also promoting growth in tomorrow’s education professionals.

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