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Apprentices learn manufacturing in Magic Valley

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High school students in the Magic Valley are participating in apprenticeships to help them learn manufacturing skills. Similar to the software engineering apprenticeship program and the healthcare apprenticeship program the Department of Labor also offers, the manufacturing apprenticeship program – focused ...

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Coeur d’Alene firm develops virtual assistant for agencies

A Coeur d’Alene company has developed software for use by state agencies and nonprofits to help remind social service clients of tasks they need to do, freeing employees for more individualized interactions. The Career Index Corp. has developed SARA, or ...

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HealthCast healthcare security company acquired by Houston firm (access required)

A Boise-based security company specializing in the healthcare industry has been acquired by a Houston security company. Identity Automation, which provides access management, identity governance, and multifactor authentication software, purchased HealthCast Inc., which makes enterprise single sign-on and virtual desktop ...

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With autonomous vehicles, security is a looming concern (access required)

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After the most recent hearing of the state’s autonomous vehicles committee, which focused on security, attendees were frightened. “The consensus is, this is pretty scary stuff,” summarized Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), after hearing from each ...

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Idaho rejected for Women’s Business Center grant

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Idaho will continue to be one of the only states in the nation without a Women’s Business Center. None of the applicants for a Small Business Administration grant received a passing grade on the grant applications, said Christian Pennington, lender ...

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