August 11 Employer Seminar Focuses on Registered Apprenticeship Programs

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Employers in the Idaho Falls area are invited to discuss registered apprenticeship programs at a free seminar on Thursday, August 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants can attend in person at the Idaho Idaho Falls Department of Labor, 1515 E. Lincoln Road, or online through Microsoft Teams.

Presenter Roger Plothow, Business and Program Development Manager for Idaho Business for Education in Eastern Idaho, will lead a discussion on Registered Apprenticeship, its benefits, the role of an employer in establishing a a program and the steps involved.

Companies often benefit from recorded learnings with increased employee retention, productivity and profitability. Employees benefit because they earn while they learn, reduce their education debt and potentially earn a nationally recognized degree.

On average, employers realize a return on investment of $1.47 for every dollar invested in learning. Additionally, every dollar invested results in a public return of approximately $28 in benefits.

Currently, Idaho has 416 registered apprentices in over 100 occupations.

For more information on the Idaho Apprenticeship Program, visit

This is the first in a series of monthly seminars for employers, each dealing with a different topic.

To participate or if you need special accommodations, RSVP to [email protected] or call 208-557-2500 ext. 3171 before August 10. People participating via Microsoft Teams will receive an invitation to join.

The event is sponsored by the Idaho Falls Office of the Idaho Department of Labor and the Employer-Worker Partnership Committee.

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