Forging Futures is here to re-tool the conversation and procedures that will put skilled Idahoans into financially-rewarding manufacturing careers with excellent employers. We understand the need for cultivating local talent in a steadily increasing industry and offer programming and resources to collectively help our state’s communities and economy thrive.

Talent Pipeline Services

Forging Futures wants to connect employers, job-seekers, and educators with workforce and training opportunities in manufacturing to alleviate career-based challenges and position our communities for economic competitiveness and prosperity.

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Apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity to learn more about manufacturing. View our list of sponsored apprenticeships and information on applying.

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Activities and Resources

Forging Futures is actively creating and curating content to help our communities make an informed and intentional examination of options in manufacturing. Checkout our library of activities and resources.

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Upcoming Events & News

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  • Idaho’s manufacturing saw the 3rd largest growth in the US in 2020 
  • 4.6 million jobs are expected to become available in manufacturing between 2020-2028 
  • Idaho’s average manufacturing wage is $78K 
  • Entry level positions in manufacturing pay nearly 40% more than other private entry-level positions 
  • Manufacturing has the highest tenure of employees in the private sector