Idaho sees influx of apprenticeships

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The number of apprenticeships in the Gem State is booming, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.

The report from the department said Idaho is now up 67 percent since 2016 of apprenticeships.

“That’s a big number, but there’s a big need out there too,” said Brian Moore, the owner of M&M Electric. “Finding qualified help right now is the biggest challenge for most Idaho businesses. Let alone electrical contractors.”

A number of the new apprenticeships in Idaho are in electrical work and plumbing. These apprenticeships allow individuals to learn a new skill or trade, while gaining work experience and earning wage at the same time.

The report from the Idaho Department of Labor comes before national apprentice week, which begins November 12 and will highlight the benefits of apprenticeships across the county.

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