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'Inspire Idaho' promotes low-cost tech training programs for both urban and rural residents

June 18, 2018View for printing

Tech executives like Google's Sundar Pichai have become fond of saying that in the future, people will have to become continuous learners in order to keep up with the pace of technological change in the workforce. But many current workforce development programs aren't designed to help people from a wide variety of backgrounds gain new skills effectively and rapidly.

That's one of the challenges Inspire Idaho, a tech training program developed by the University of Idaho and self-described "economic transformation firm" Innovation Collective, hopes to solve. This week, Inspire Idaho launched a free 12-month app development program with about 140 participants in five cities across the state, ranging from Boise (population 50,285) to Plummer (population 1,017 and located on the Coeur d'Alene Native American reservation).

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