Employment & Training

The Idaho Employment and Training (E&T) program connects Idahoans with the resources they need to get a meaningful job to support themselves and their families.


If you are a recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho (TAFI) benefits, you also have access to services through the E&T program. Participation in the E&T program may be required to receive or keep your benefits. If you are not required to participate, you still have access to the variety of services we offer.

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Employment and Training Program
The E&T program is here to help you find and keep a meaningful job with a livable income.
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Your Path Starts Here
Contact DHW today to get connected to a career coach.
One-on-one career coaching

Once you are connected with the Employment and Training program, you have the opportunity to work with a dedicated Career Coach to guide you through the E&T program; at no cost to you.

Career Coaches are employed by our E&T contractor, MAXIMUS, to provide you with the training and other support services you need to become competitive in the labor market. You can continue to receive support even after you become employed.

Along with coaching and helping you get a meaningful job, your career coach can connect you with many other services.


The E&T program partners with organizations around the state to provide a range of services. As a part of the E&T program, you can benefit from services such as:

Résumé Building
We have programs designed to help you create, update, and optimize your current résumé.
GED & Training
We can connect you to programs in your local community to help you obtain your GED, training, or certifications.
Child Care Assistance
We can connect you to programs that assist you with the cost of child care and help you find child care providers in your area.
Support Vouchers
We can help pay for work-related transportation, clothing, tools for work, and tuition assistance.

Employment & Training information for providers

Job training, education, career skills, and job readiness are critical elements in helping Idaho individuals become employable and obtain better paying jobs. We rely on our partners to expand the reach and breadth of the Employment & Training (E&T) programs available in Idaho.