"Learn While You Earn" is the apprenticeship tag line.  Trades are earning excellent wages and are in high demand at this time, and into the foreseeable future.  A lot of apprenticeships are in the construction trades but can be found in many areas, even dog grooming!

You start as an apprentice and through work-based learning and education, you become a journeyman tradesperson.  In an apprenticeship, you will find a job with a company that has an apprenticeship program and is willing to train you.  They will pay you for your work and provide an experienced journeyman tradesperson for you to work and learn under.  You will also have to take some coursework to complement what you are learning on the job.  The duration of an apprenticeship depends on the trade; it can be one to four years. 

Good places to start exploring and learning about apprenticeships are at the following apprenticeship webpages:

Next Steps Idaho 
Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho Career Information System (Idaho CIS)   Use the MHS login, moscowhs and password, gobears05.  Once logged in FLOAT over the Education tab (don't click on it), then in the second column of information look for the Apprenticeships link.

The links below are public schools and private companies that provide work and the necessary training to become a journeyman tradesperson.