Boise School District Joins National Network To
Link Students With Employers
Boise, ID -- 06/6/2019 -- Career Technical Education students in the Boise School District now have an exciting program to link them to employers.

The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) program has announced that the Boise School District's Dennis Technical Education Center has qualified to become a member of the newly-formed PAYA Network .The PAYA Network is a national learning community designed to link high-potential, dynamic partnerships working across the country to launch, expand, and improve apprenticeship opportunities for high school-aged youth.

"Youth apprenticeship is an established idea ready for reinvention," said Jason Hutchison , principal, Boise School District, Dennis Technical Education Center. "It can provide more students with the skills, knowledge, and networks required for success in college, in well-paying careers, and beyond. PAYA will support learning in the Boise School District that works and will assist with building a more equitable workforce and economy."

“New America is thrilled to support this network of innovators working to restore the link between education, employment, and economic mobility through youth apprenticeship,” said Anne-Marie Slaughter , president and CEO of New America . “It’s clear from the size and diversity of our applicant pool that communities of all sizes see youth apprenticeship as a transformative strategy for better connecting the learning needs of youth with the talent needs of industry. The PAYA Network is leading the way and, as they learn from one another, PAYA is ensuring these locally-developed solutions can be shared and adapted to expand high-quality youth apprenticeship opportunities in more communities across the U.S.”
What is youth apprenticeship?
Youth apprenticeship is a strategy for building a more inclusive economy by creating
affordable, reliable, and equitable pathways from high school to good careers and
college degrees. It allows students to complete high school, start their postsecondary
education at little to no cost, get paid work experience alongside a mentor, and embark
on a path that broadens their options for the future.

What are the benefits of youth apprenticeship?
Youth apprenticeship programs equip young people with postsecondary credentials,
credits, and degrees, and the work experience, mentorship, and networks they need to
thrive in a rapidly changing economy. For employers, youth apprenticeship is a cost-
effective talent strategy, as apprentices build skills to meet evolving business needs and
contribute to their employers’ bottom line.
About Boise School District's Dennis Technical Education Center
The Dennis Technical Education Center (DTEC) provides career technical programs to secondary students. Program offerings include:

  • Auto Body (Collision Repair) Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
  • Computer Support
  • Cybersecurity
  • Dental Assistant
  • Electronics /Mechatronics Technology
  • Elementary Teacher Intern
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Graphic Design
  • Heavy Equipment / Diesel Technology
  • Networking Support
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical Trades
  • Precision Machining
  • Residential Carpentry / Building Construction
  • Welding Technology
  • Zoology / Ecology 

The Mission of DTEC is to provide students a competitive advantage by fostering the development of the necessary skillset and professional network to seek out technical
training, collegiate opportunities, or enter the workforce as a contributing member of their
industry from day one, following graduation.
News Media Contact: 
Dan Hollar 
Public Affairs Administrator 
Boise School District 
(208) 854-4064 
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