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Idaho Workforce Development Council Agency Overview

Through its committees, programs, and collaborations the Idaho Workforce Development Council helps connect Idahoans to career opportunities, and Idaho’s employers to a qualified workforce.

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Child Care Expansion Grants

Child care is one of the most critical work supports for parents to successfully participate in the labor market. This funding, administered by the Workforce Development Council, will increase the number of child care seats available to working families.

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Grant Opportunities

Utilizing state, federal, and private funds, the Workforce Development Council funds employer, industry, and public sector projects that increase the economic mobility of Idahoans, support growth of the economy, and develop Idaho’s workforce pipeline through training initiatives that serve multiple employers and industries. 

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Idaho Launch

Idahoans can match their skills to employer needs and research training for the skills that hiring managers seek. By filling out a simple form, they can connect with a career planner to access training funds for in-demand courses. 

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Idaho LEADER Initiative

The Idaho Leader initiative is designed to help employers and education entities scale work-based learning opportunities such as internships, externships, apprenticeships, co-ops, career education, and on the-job training.

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Next Steps Idaho

An initiative of the State Board of Education in partnership with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Next Steps Idaho is designed to help all Idahoans understand and pursue the many education and career opportunities available to them.

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Pathful Connect Idaho (Formerly NSI Connections)

Pathful Connect Idaho builds a bridge between students and the world of work, allowing any student at a contracted school to connect “live” with industry experts: locally, across the state, regionally, or nationally.

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Talent Pipeline Management (TPM)

TPM helps employers save time, save money, and get the talent they need. Created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, TPM uses a tested employer-led methodology to overcome industry specific skills gap challenges. Through TPM, employers take the lead in building scalable, sustainable pipelines of talent. 

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Teacher Externship Program

The STEM Action Center, in partnership with the Workforce Development Council, provides K-12 classroom teachers and college and career advisors the opportunity to work at a local business where they gain valuable experience in an industry beyond education, helping them better prepare students for life beyond high school. 

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Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that establishes the Workforce Development System and provides funding to support training and employment services for adults, dislocated workers, and low-income, out-of-school youth.

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Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant

Through a joint effort with the Idaho Workforce Development Council, Idaho Department of Labor, and Idaho Career Technical Education, Idaho Business for Education is scaling up Idaho’s Youth Apprenticeship program, with a goal of placing 400 apprentices by 2024 in some of the 1,200 federal apprenticeships.

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Updates

Between April and May 2022, the council conducted an online survey among employers in Idaho to understand hiring trends and in-demand skills in order to best match Idaho LAUNCH offerings with employer needs. Read the full analysis here. 

Next Steps Idaho’s 2022 Ad Campaign has launched! To download resources you can share in your community, visit the Media Kit page on the NSI website.

The Idaho Workforce Development Council launched a new Idaho LEADER initiative website to help employers reach out to educators and students, providing best practices and immediate opportunities to connect through Next Steps Idaho Connections.

Committee Meeting Resources

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Council is comprised of the Council Chairperson, the Vice Chair, and three additional members. The Executive Committee’s responsibility is to set the direction and strategy for the Council, coordinate the work of the Council’s Committees, and serve as a conduit to employers. The Executive Committee may be convened to take action on behalf of the entire Council on matters that require expeditious action.

Committee Members

  • Deni Hoehne – Chair, Amazon
  • John Young, Vice Chair, Young Construction
  • Joe Maloney, Idaho State AFL-CIO
  • Kelly Kolb, Vista Outdoor
  • Sarah Griffin, Idaho Power
  • Liza Leonard, Ball Ventures
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Child Care Expansion Committee

The Child Care Expansion Grant Committee is tasked with review and recommendations to the Council for the Child Care Expansion Grant Policy, and to review Child Care Expansion Grant applications.

Committee Members:

  • Sarah Griffin – Chair, Idaho Power
  • Emily Allen, Idaho Voices for Children
  • Beth Oppenheimer, Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Erika Rupp, Idaho Health & Welfare
  • Anna Almerico, Idaho Out-of-School Network
  • Ben Davidson, ICCU
  • Caroline Merritt, Chamber Alliance
  • Renee Bade, Idaho Department of Labor
Learn more
Child Care Expansion Grant Draft Minutes 09 23 22
Child Care Expansion Grant Rubric Reformatted 08 30 22

CNA Advisory Committee

CNA Advisory Committee co-chaired by Idaho Health & Welfare (IDHW) and Idaho Career Technical Education, is tasked with recommending a statutory framework for the governance of nursing assistants in Idaho.

Committee Members:

  • Senator David Lent
  • Jeff Greene, Trinity Health
  • Jeff Pittard, Life Care Centers of America
  • Zendi Meharry, Cascadia Healthcare
  • Leslie Wilson, Mountain View Hospital
  • Robert Vande Merwe, Idaho Health Care Association
  • Nicki Chopski, Idaho Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
  • Laura Thompson, Co-Chair, Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
  • RaeLyn Price, Idaho State University
  • Stephanie Mai, Co-Chair, Idaho Career Technical Education
  • Randy Hudspeth, Idaho Center for Nursing
  • Reuben Dekastle, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Shawnie Leigh, Idaho Hospital Association
Learn more
Final Draft CNA Policy Framework
Final Draft FAQ
October 25, 2022 Draft Meeting Minutes
CNA Advisory Report – Final 09 27 22
CNA Training Requirements and Resident Care Outcomes in Nursing Homes
Associations Between State Regulations, Training Length, Perceived Quality and Job Satisfaction Among Certified Nursing Assistants: Cross-Sectional Secondary Data Analysis
Relationship Between Levels of Nurses’ Competence and Length of Clinical Experience
CNA Advisory Committee Minutes for 08 23 22
CNA Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes (07 26 2022)
Associations Between State Regulations, Training Length and Job Satisfaction
Clinical Competence and Length of Training
CNA Advisory Committee Project Plan (Draft 05 31 22)
CNA Advisory Committee Recommendation – Final
CNA Advisory Committee Talking Points
CNA Advisory Committee Work – Draft
CNA Training Requirements and Resident Care Outcomes 2015
CNA Registry Table 08 17 2022
Median Income Comparison – Nursing Assistants by Region and Type of Facility
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – Central Idaho
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – Eastern Idaho
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – North Central Idaho
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – North Idaho
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – Southeast Idaho
Nursing Assistant Occupation Analysis – Southwest Idaho
2022 Workforce Report
Associations Between State Regulations, Training Length, and Job Satisfaction
Clinical Competence and Length of Training
CNA Advisory Committee Recommendation – Final
CNA Committee Project Plan Draft 06 15 2022
CNA Research Report 07 22 2022
CNA Training Requirements and Resident Care Outcomes 2015
Idaho NA Training Overview
CNA Advisory Committee – Slides 06 15 2022
CNA Advisory Committee Recommendation – Final
CNA Committee Project Plan Draft 06 15 2022

Grant Review Committee

The Grant Review Committee is responsible for reviewing grant proposals and recommending expenditures from the Workforce Development Training Fund.

Committee Members:

  • Kelly Kolb – Chair, Vista Outdoor
  • Jay Larsen, Idaho Technology Council
  • Brian Cox, Kochava
  • Jeff Greene, Trinity Health
  • Joe Maloney, Idaho AFL-CIO
  • Jake Reynolds, Idaho Commerce
  • Rico Barrera, Idaho Department of Labor
  • Jenni Bradford, Idaho Career & Technical Education
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One-Stop Committee

The One-Stop Committee ensures the Council fulfills the requirements of a State Workforce Investment Board as set forth in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – with an emphasis on continuous improvement, alignment, and coordination. The Committee will draft policies as needed and coordinate procurement activities for the one-stop system.

Committee Members:

  • Jane Donnellan – Chair, Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Terry Butikofer – ECIPDA
  • Beth Cunningham – Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Korene Gonzalez – Community Council of Idaho
  • Kristin Matthews – Idaho Health & Welfare
  • Admir Selimovic – Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Adrian San Miguel – Idaho Career & Technical Education
  • Kristyn Carr – Idaho Department of Labor
  • Amelia Valasek – Idaho Commission for Libraries
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Outreach Committee

The Council is responsible for “increasing public awareness of and access to career education and training opportunities.” The Outreach Committee drives the coordination across state agencies, education, and the private sector to meet this objective.

Committee Members:

  • John Young – Chair, Young Construction
  • Donna Butler – Dawn Enterprises
  • Dave Hannah – G-Zero
  • Kaitlin McGuire – STEM Action Center
  • Georgia Smith – Idaho Department of Labor
  • Sarah Buenrostro – Idaho Health & Welfare
  • Janelle Culley – University of Idaho TRIO
  • Jeff Tucker – Idaho Public Television
  • Linda Clark – State Board of Education
  • Matt Van Vleet – Clearwater Paper
  • Marilyn Whitney – State Department of Education
  • Megan O’Rourke – Idaho Career & Technical Education
  • Janet Pretti – College of Southern Idaho
  • Anna Almerico – Idaho Out-of-School Network
  • Liza Leonard – Ball Ventures
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Work-Based Learning Committee

The Work-Based Learning Committee will lead the development of replicable and sustainable work-based learning opportunities. The committee serves in advisory capacity to Idaho’s Apprenticeship Idaho team.

Committee Members:

  • Audrey Fletcher – Chair, Healthcare Consultant
  • Sean Kelly – Dennis Technical Center
  • Ed Huskey – United Electric
  • Gina Robison – Idaho Department of Labor
  • Marie Price – Idaho Forest Group
  • Debbie Ronneburg – Idaho State University
  • Destinie Hart – Idaho Career Technical Education
  • James Smith – Southeast Idaho Electrical JATC
  • Paula Kellerer – Idaho Business for Education
  • Sherry Maupin – Valley County Commissioner
  • Elizabeth Hoeper – Idaho Career & Technical Education
  • Vicki Isakson – North Idaho College
  • Ryan Gravette – Idaho Digital Learning Alliance
  • John Russ – College of Western Idaho
Learn more
Work-Based Learning Meeting Notes Draft 09 06 2022
AIC logo 2022
BDB Marketing Poster Students Draft 09 06 2022
BDB Marketing Poster Teachers Draft 09 06 2022
Links from Today’s Meeting Work-Based Learning 09 06 2022
Idaho Standards for High Quality Work Based Learning (Draft)
Work-Based Learning Meeting Minutes Draft 06 07 2022
Work Based Learning Committee Draft Minutes 4 5 22

Workforce Development Policy Committee

The Workforce Development Policy Committee is responsible for developing and overseeing procedures, criteria, and performance measures for the Workforce Development Training Fund, in addition to any other programs under the Council’s authority. The Committee will also develop an annual projection of needs for state investment into workforce development activities.

Committee Members:

  • Hope Morrow – Chair, INL
  • Christi Gilchrist – College of Western Idaho
  • Clay Long – Idaho Career Technical Education
  • Daniel Puga – In Time Tec, LLC
  • Jani Revier – Idaho Department of Labor
  • Jason Hudson – Idaho State AFL-CIO
  • John Smith – City of Lewiston
  • Lori Barber – College of Eastern Idaho
  • Sean Coletti – City of Ammon
  • Tom Kealey – Idaho Commerce
  • Tom Schultz – Idaho Forest Group
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Workforce Development Policy Courses for Approval
Preceptor Incentive Proposal Final Draft for Review 8 25 2022
Idaho Launch Course List as Approved 9 2022
Idaho Launch Course List for Review 9 2022
Preceptor Incentive Proposal
Eligible Training Provider Policy with Appendices
July 2022 Idaho Launch Course List as Approved
July 2022 Idaho Launch Course List for Review
Preceptor Incentive Proposal
Work-Based Learning Incentive Proposal
Addendum for ARPA Funding Draft
Employer Grant Rubric Draft
Policy Committee Meeting Minutes 05 17 2022
May Launch Course List 05 17 As Approved
May Launch Course List 05 17
WDTF Quantitative Model Approved 07 18 2019
Idaho Launch Courses April
Idaho In-Demand Occupations
Alumni Offer Letters – Boise Code Works
WFD Policy Committee Minutes Draft 04 19 2022
Minutes Draft 3 15 22
March 2022 Launch Course Request
WDTF Quantitative Model Approved July 18 2019
WFD Policy Draft Minutes 2 15 22
Feb 2022 Launch Course List
Legislative Initiatives Policy – Final
Legislative Initiatives Policy – Final
Launch Course Approvals 01 18 22
WFD Policy Committee Draft Minutes 01 18 22

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