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South-Central Idaho WIRED Logo - Talent Driving Prosperity

Eight counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

Target Industries: Advanced Manufacturing Technologies for Plastics and Metal Machining, the Construction Trades and Bio Fuels

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South Central Idaho's economy is expanding beyond its traditional agriculture base with the arrival of new manufacturing and computer technology centers as well as research facilities. To keep pace, leaders are transforming the delivery of education and training required for careers in these high paying fields.

South Central Idaho seeks to address three critical areas of need: current workforce demands for computer technology skill development, emerging industry and training demands for programs surrounding several expansion projects in the region, and long-term transformation of the workforce and economic development agenda.