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Idaho Business for Education Apprenticeship Program

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KISU’s Jamon Anderson is joined by Marine O’Toole, Erin Gorringe, and Roger Plothow, representing Idaho Business for Education, a statewide organization that works to further an Idaho education system that results in graduates who have post-secondary credentials and who are workforce ready.

Find details about the apprenticeship program and opportunities for businesses and individual involvement at https://idahobe.org/

Guests:

Roger Plothow

Business Development and Program Manager - East Idaho 208-536-3177 rplothow@idahobe.org

Roger Plothow spent 37 years as a journalist, including 22 as CEO, vice president, editor, and publisher for newspapers in Idaho and Utah. He received a master’s degree from Gonzaga University in Communication and Leadership Studies in 2019 and is a member of the National Communications Honor Society. He joined Idaho Business for Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program in 2020 as its Business Development and Program Manager for Eastern Idaho, where he has lived for 25 years.

Maureen O’Toole

Vice President, Youth Apprenticeship

Maureen O’Toole earned bachelor’s degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Education and a Master of Organizational Leadership as well as the military equivalent of a master’s degree in strategic analysis and planning. She served in leadership roles in the US Army, US Army Reserves, and National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Erin Gorringe

Marketing & Communications Manager

Erin Gorringe serves as the Youth Apprenticeship Program, Marketing and Communications Manager. Through effective storytelling, creative content and design, and on-point strategies the Youth Apprenticeship Program works to connect classrooms to careers by empowering young Idahoans.