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Northern Idaho has attracted thousands of new residents in recent years, making it Idaho’s second most populous region. Industries playing major economic roles include lumber, manufacturing, mining, tourism, agriculture, and local tribes tribes. The Idaho Department of Labor stated in 2019 that this region was third fastest growing job market in the nation. Electricians, nurses, engineers and plumbers are just some of the hot jobs in the region.

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Healthcare Practitioners & Support

Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Education, Training & Library

North Idaho College

Founded in 1933, North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the stunning shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs. Approximately 6,000 students are enrolled in credit classes and more than 4,400 participate annually in non-credit courses.

NIC’s beautiful main campus is located in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a lakeside city in Kootenai County with a growing population of 157,000.  The college also serves its five-county region through outreach centers in Bonners Ferry, Kellogg, and Sandpoint, as well as through online offerings. NIC plays a key role in the region’s economic development by preparing competent, trained employees for area businesses, industries, and governmental agencies.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

TO LAUNCH YOU

While paying for training might seem like a roadblock, there are ways the State of Idaho and its colleges can help. The Idaho Opportunity Scholarship for adults is a great place to start, or if you’re a veteran be sure and check veterans resources.

OPPORTUNITIES IN YOUR REGION

Heating, AC, Refrigeration Mechanics, & Installers

Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves

Typical Salary: $42,640

Training: Postsecondary, non-degree

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Medical Assistants

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

Typical Salary: $33,540

Training: Postsecondary, non-degree

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Paralegals & Legal Assistants

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.

Typical Salary: $46,510

Training: Associate Degree

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Teacher Assistants

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has responsibility for the design and implementation of programs and services.

Typical Salary: $24,000

Training: Postsecondary, non-degree

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Find out about typical job duties and expected salary, as well as required education and training. Veterans can also see how their military training may translate to a civilian career.

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Even if additional education and training isn’t required for your current career, picking up some new skills will help you outshine the competition and find related opportunities in your chosen field.

IDAHO TRAINING OPTIONS

North Idaho College

North Idaho College (NIC) is a comprehensive community college located on the shores of Lake Coeur d’Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer and career and technical education programs.

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College of Eastern Idaho

Located in Idaho Falls, CEI is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. CEI’s mission is to provide open-access and quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community.

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College of Southern Idaho

The College of Southern Idaho Trade and Industry department can provide the training and experience necessary for you to achieve your professional goals. We offer twelve programs in some of America’s most exciting industries, ranging from welding to woodworking. Our high-quality programs, labs, equipment, and teachers are waiting for you!

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College of Western Idaho

College of Western Idaho is a great place to earn a degree and transfer on or prepare to start a career. At CWI you will find a wide variety of program areas to explore your interests and find your passion. Tuition for a full-time student averages nearly half the cost of most four-year colleges and universities.

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Idaho State University - College of Technology

Idaho State University College of Technology is home to some of the best technical programs in the world. Our classes are taught in hands-on real-world environments with some of industry’s leading professionals in health care, technology, machining, and so much more.

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Lewis Clark State College

Located in Lewiston, Idaho, surrounded by the beauty of the LC Valley. While paying the lowest tuition among Idaho’s public four-year institutions, students choose from over 130 degrees and certificates including two- and four-year degrees in both academic and CTE fields.

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Contact a workforce consultant in your community for help finding a job or connecting to training opportunities.

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The Opportunity Scholarship awards eligible applicants up to

per academic year and is renewable for up to four years
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