Colleges and Programs

Idaho Career and Technical Education – This state government sponsored group works to facilitate collaboration between industry and public education to offer workforce training in the form of short term, non-credit, cost-friendly classes designed for individuals looking to upgrade training, increase their skills or even for industry to create custom classes for their employees. Visit this website to get connected with meaningful learning that may lead to a sucessful career.

Next Steps Idaho – This resource is truly amazing! Whether you’ve got your sights set on a four year college, community college, a career technical program or the military, this website may be able to assist you in your decision making process. You will find tools like future self-quiz, high school ‘next steps’ guides by grade and a close look at Idaho’s colleges and universities. In addition, there are great resources for families and educators. The aim is to get students prepared for life beyond high school. Hint: Students, check out the huge list of scholarships listed.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Idaho – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Idaho College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Idaho – If you are concerned about transfer credit to an Idaho institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Idaho – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Idaho, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Healthcare Pathways, Idaho – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Idaho relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

Be An Educator, Teach in Idaho – The Idaho State Dept. of Education offers this subsite for those individuals who love to inspire children to unlock their potential. If this is your calling, here you will find your path to becoming an educator in the state.

 

Job Seekers and Career

Idaho JobScape – Here is an easy-to-use tool to assist students and job seekers not only find a job but to make informed career and educational decisions.

Idaho Job Seekers – Job seekers can perform a quick search based on keywords or create an account for more in depth research on a career.

Idaho Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, tribal sites, public utilities and other categories.

Idaho State Employee Portal – Use this convenient tool to view all of the current openings within the state government. You also have a few sorting and search options available to get more specific in the job you may be looking for.

Idaho Apprenticeships – Apprenticeships are available in the state for hundreds of different careers. The Dept. of Labor offers this subsite for apprenticeship seekers and employers seeking to hire an apprentice.

iHireConstruction, Idaho – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Idaho? Look no further than this search tool.

Idaho Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Idaho by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.

 

Leadership and Development

Idaho Job Corps – If you are between the ages of 16-24 and seeking to complete your high school diploma or GED, you may be interested in working through the Idaho Job Corps. Via the Idaho DOL, a partnership with local community colleges in the state will provide you with the opportunity to finish your degree while training to work in a number of growing industries.

Idaho Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Idaho Education Technology Association – This association seeks to promote, facilitate and sustain education technology while enhancing the education of Idaho’s students for tomorrow’s technology. If you are an educator, you may want to take some time and review what this organization has to offer. Upon first glance, networking via techtalk forum, grant opportunities and a handy twitter ‘announcement’ feed from fellow members.

Idaho Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Idaho is what you need, look here!

Idaho Technology Council – A membership in this organization links you to a leading industry voice to help companies in Idaho start, grow and thrive. ITC works to bring together industry, education, research, investment and government across the state all committed to the success of Idaho’s technology ecosystem.

Idaho Music Educators Association – This is a nonprofit educational organization that includes current and former music teachers and administrators across the state. If you would like to be a part of fostering personal and professional growth of music educators and encourage and enhance musical opportunities for students, you may want to visit this website.

Scout Idaho – For the K-12 educator working to develop content that is interactive and dynamic, here is a group of videos that explore Idaho’s outdoors.

Idaho STEM – The mission of STEM is to promote engineering innovative opportunities for educators, students, communities and industry in order to build a competitive Idaho workforce and economy. Check out the Opportunities at a Glance to see if this organization may be of help to you.

Find a Potato Recipe – Create your own ‘Tator Account’ and save your favorite potato recipes to your page so you can find them more easily. Why would you want to do this? Well, this website has over 1,626 recipes so it can be hard to find your favorites again. Kid-friendly zone, ‘What’s in my Kitchen’ and even a blog for your tator-swapping info pleasure.

Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry – This organization embraces member employers from such diverse workforce sectors as agriculture and food service, technology, accounting firms and banks, utilities, manufacturing and construction. It sponsors programs for high school students, offers recognition to businesses, is an important force in Idaho politics and legislation and has a well stated code of ethics.

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Idaho Business – Here is a great Q&A to get you started on your way to opening your business. Financing, operating, licenses and permits…..the information here may be very helpful in gaining a foundational understanding of what it takes to start-up.

Idaho Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in Idaho – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in Idaho – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Idaho business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Idaho Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.

 

Veterans

Idaho Division of Veteran Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Idaho Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

Idaho Veterans Representative – The Dept. of Labor offers veterans this state regional tool for locating a representative close-by. This may be of great service to one of our nation’s heroes needing assistance in navigating the benefits for him/herself and family members.

The American Legion – Idaho – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.