Idaho Apprenticeship Training: What you need to know

An apprenticeship is a training program that combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training under the supervision of a qualified journeyperson in the craft, trade, or profession. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Apprenticeship (OA) is responsible for establishing the framework of basic standards and apprenticeship programs that are commonly registered with the U.S. government or a state apprenticeship agency. Idaho does not have its own state apprenticeship law; therefore, OA governs apprenticeship in Idaho, providing employers with technical assistance and information, issuing standards, and monitoring, registering, and canceling apprenticeship programs. There is additional information on the federal apprenticeship law and OA. .
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The Idaho Human Rights Act prohibits an employer, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee controlling an apprenticeship or other training program, from discriminating against applicants or employees on the basis of religion, sex, national origin, or age (40 years of age or older), unless the characteristic is a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) reasonably necessary to the normal operation of the business or enterprise (ID Code Sec. 67-5910). There is no BFOQ exception for race or color.
The director of Idaho Commerce and Labor may issue a special license to first-time apprentices or learners authorizing employment at a wage less than the state minimum wage (ID Code Sec. 44-1506).

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