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The program, called “Idaho Launch,” is anchored by a newly expanded website tailored to connect Idahoans directly with opportunities to train for known, in-demand skills and jobs. Wendi Secrist, Executive Director of WDC, is urging Idahoans impacted by the pandemic economy to act quickly to take advantage of federal CARES Act funds that are now available for education and training. Applicants can qualify for up to 100 percent of tuition assistance, she said. The deadline to apply for the funding is Dec. 4, and the first step is filling out a simple form on the Idaho Launch website.  “Idaho’s labor market will undoubtedly look a lot different when we emerge from the pandemic than it did pre-COVID,” said Idaho Gov. Brad Little. “That’s why we are encouraging workers who may have experienced any stoppage of work in the last nine months to begin thinking about their next moves. We’re confident that Idaho Launch can help in that transition by providing inspiration, direction and resources to help Idahoans prepare for their future.” The expanded Idaho Launch website features a variety of functions designed to help Idahoans research in-demand careers and skills in specific regions of the state using data collected this summer, when the WDC surveyed more than 800 employers about their plans for hiring and the specific skills they seek. Idaho Launch can help visitors connect with training providers or coaches, identify appropriate training opportunities, including classes or certifications available at Idaho’s institutions of higher-education or high-quality training centers and providers, and directly apply for financial assistance. The website also features a tool called “SKILL SYNC,” which helps visitors match you can look here their skills to industry needs, research new skills that could provide a competitive edge, and find the training required to get a specific job.


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