After making news earlier this year for introducing the “Strong Students” bill, the state of Idaho is continuing to reimagine education. Governor Brad Little recently announced a new partnership with the Idaho Boys and Girls Club to create apprenticeship programs to help promote careers in education. The program provides 16 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to participate in developmental programs where they can receive pay and college credit, while working with students.
“Everyone has the same goal; we want to make sure that our youth have opportunities in the state to have wonderful careers, and we want to make sure our employers have the workforce they need to grow and expand,” said Wendi Secrist, Executive Director of the Idaho Workforce Development Council.
The goal of the new apprenticeship program is to expose young people to careers in education. With the Boys and Girls Club’s reach throughout the country, this program should be considered a nationwide effort to help EVERY kid develop the skills they need to be successful in their future.