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Workforce Development Training Funds Makes a Difference in the Lives of Those at Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy cadets

Graduating cadets can continue their education or use the certificates they earned to go immediately into the workforce with their in-demand skills. (Photo courtesy of Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy)

A year ago the Idaho Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Pierce wanted to enhance its technical training and career readiness programs but lacked the funding to do so. The $25,000 Workforce Development Training Fund micro-grant it received from the Idaho Department of Labor has helped make these plans a reality for the one year duration of the grant.

A dozen or so local organizations have also jumped in and donated their time, materials and expertise to help the academy improve the training offered to the at-risk teens who attend the academy from throughout the state.  In-kind donations from partnering organizations amounted to more than $36,000 of goods and services. Local organizations have donated supplies such as scrap metal and building supplies used in the metal fabrication and construction courses as well as donating their time which includes instruction hours or general job skills training like mock-interviews.

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Paylocity Receives $1.2 Million to Train New Employees

Paylocity Corporation (NASDAQ: PCTY) has contracted with the Idaho Department of Labor to use $1.2 million in Idaho Workforce Development Training Funds to equip its new employees with the skills necessary to operate its new Idaho facility.

The positions will pay an average hourly wage of $21 plus employer-assisted medical benefits.

Read more details in the full news release.