U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Located in:
  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • a. State Strategy Implementation

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include–

      • 2. Implementation of State Strategy

        Describe how the lead State agency with responsibility for the administration of each core program or a Combined Plan partner program included in this plan will implement the State’s Strategies identified in Section II(c). above. This must include a description of—

III. a. 2. F. Partner Engagement with Other Education and Training Providers

Describe how the State’s Strategies will engage the State’s other education and training providers, including providers on the state’s eligible training provider list, as partners in the workforce development system to create a job-driven education and training system.

Current Narrative:

Almost 77 percent of the state’s WIOA eligible training provider programs are from Idaho’s community colleges and technical education schools. As noted earlier, these programs are well integrated into the workforce development system. The remaining programs listed are offered by state universities or out-of-state providers.

The Workforce Development Council, Idaho Department of Labor and the Office of the State Board of Education work with other providers, such as proprietary schools and non-public training programs, to provide technical assistance as part of implementing WIOA reporting requirements for eligible training providers. These schools have agreed to provide participant and program information for their programs in a manner that is consistent with the public institutions. The result will be a comprehensive, comparable list of program outcomes across all programs in the workforce development system.

The WIOA State Plan partners have a strong relationship with the apprenticeship programs in the state. The union-based apprenticeship programs are available on the WIOA Title IB Eligible Training Provider list and the AFL-CIO’s president is represented on the Workforce Development Council. The Workforce Development Council prioritizes a local-area set-aside for Registered Apprenticeship Outreach and the AFL-CIO currently delivers these services. In addition, the state has four U.S. Department of Labor-funded apprenticeship grants under the umbrella of ApprenticeshipIdaho, involving employers, unions and many other stakeholders, including traditional and nontraditional training providers, including online training opportunities. Most recently, IDOL was awarded another SAE grant which included funding for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Department of Corrections to hire individuals focused on expanding apprenticeship. 

One-Stop partner Idaho Department of Health and Welfare encourages partners to leverage its SNAP 50-50 matching funds for training opportunities, having developed relationships with many community-based organizations that provide training with non-federal funds.