Jun 1, 2023

BSU receives semiconductor industry grant fund

BOISE, ID – Idaho students will have new opportunities to learn about the semiconductor industry and gain skills, knowledge and abilities needed to pursue careers through a new program called “Semiconductor for All”. The program will receive initial funding from an Idaho Workforce Development Council grant. Semiconductor for All will enable education leaders at Boise State University to dev[...]

Apr 17, 2023

Educators to gather at Boise STEM conference

[caption id="attachment_291302" align="alignnone" width="600"] Boise will play host to a major STEM conference in August. (photo via Unsplash)[/caption] BOISE — Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators will have the opportunity to make their voices heard at the 2023 Annual STEM Conference this August. The conference will take place on August 3-4 at Borah High School in [...]

Mar 21, 2023

Lewiston High School students discover new aquatic invader

A Lewiston High School teacher and two of her former students recently became published authors in a peer-reviewed scientific journal based on their discovery while participating in a University of Idaho Extension citizens’ science program. For the past seven years, UI Extension’s IDAH20 program has provided hands-on learning opportunities for Lewiston High School teacher Jamie Morton’s e[...]

Elgin & Elaine Baylor Opportunity Fund
Feb 23, 2023

Business leaders join in support of Elgin & Elaine Baylor Opportunity Fund through The College of Idaho

[caption id="attachment_289762" align="alignnone" width="600"] Business leaders, community members and others gather in Meridian for College of Idaho's announcement of the Elgin and Elaine Baylor Opportunity Fund. Photo courtesy of The College of Idaho[/caption] Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] In 1954, a ful[...]

lawyer rural Idaho
Feb 17, 2023

U of I College of Law creates solution for lawyer scarcity in rural Idaho

Around 40% of all counties in the United States — 1,272 of 3,141 — have fewer than one lawyer per 1,000 residents, and as a result are sometimes referred to as legal deserts, according to a 2020 study conducted by the American Bar Association. To ease this problem in Idaho, The University of Idaho College of Law launched the Idaho Heritage Project to provide financial support to students servi[...]

Idaho Community Health Centers Association
Feb 10, 2023

Idaho Community Health Centers Association addresses industry needs with apprenticeship training

Paying for staff training can be a hurdle for health clinics aiming to find and retain talent. Idaho Community Health Centers Association (ICHCA) is helping bridge that gap by sponsoring apprenticeship training and helping with funding coordination, specifically for dental assistants and community health workers. Doing so will, ideally, help clinics demonstrate to potential employees that they are[...]

Feb 8, 2023

$8,500 workforce training grant bill squeaks through Idaho House on close vote

Following the longest floor debate of the year on Monday, a divided Idaho House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill that would provide $8,500 workforce training grants to Idaho high school graduates to put toward career training. Legislators spent more than two hours debating House Bill 24 straight through their lunch hour before voting 36-34 to pass the bill. Had just one of the 70 mem[...]

Jan 20, 2023

Educating the next Idaho lawyer

[caption id="attachment_288589" align="alignnone" width="600"] The interior of a Smith + Malek Attorneys office. Photo courtesy of Smith + Malek[/caption] Embarking on a legal career goes far beyond the classroom, often requiring law students to gain hands-on pre- and post-graduate experience. Many of these internship and mentorship programs are highly competitive, allowing lawyers and firms to[...]

Jan 11, 2023

Cybersecurity award winners move forward with gaming venture 

A trio of University of Idaho seniors developed gaming applications to capture both the top prize in the Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge and third place in the Hacking for Homebuilding competition at Boise State University last October.  The team, led by Achiraya (Intty) Anantachote, included Deana Kienbaum and McKenna Jacobs. For the cybersecurity challenge, their solution is an applica[...]

Jan 11, 2023

Biz ‘Bite:’ Stakeholders launch Idaho Engineering Growth Initiative Survey

Read More IBR Headlines [feed url="https://idahobusinessreview.com/category/news/ibr-headlines/feed/" number="3"] In order to help grow Idaho’s economy and satisfy a growing demand for workers with engineering and computer science expertise, industry leaders have launched an initiative focused on increasing the number of students graduating from Idaho’s universities and colleges with key c[...]

Jan 10, 2023

Hacking for Homebuilding winners hone concepts, build on ventures 

Eric Morrison, founder of Alley Homes in Boise, garnered the first-place, $10,000 award in the public track of the Hacking for Homebuilding competition last October through Boise State University for his proposal regarding accessory dwelling units. His student counterpart, Samuel Slusser, a senior at University of Idaho (U of I), captured the $10,000 student-track award with StrapWell Bags, design[...]

Jan 10, 2023

University of Idaho Extension begins work-from-home training program 

More and more employees are looking for work-from-home options and employers are rising to meet that demand. To help ensure people get the training they need to make the work-from-home setup a success, the University of Idaho Extension recently launched a Digital Economy Program (DEP) that focuses on computer and remote work skill development and e-commerce training for small businesses.   [c[...]