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About Equus Idaho

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Who is equus?

Equus Workforce Solutions-Idaho is governed by the Idaho Workforce Development Council and is proud to be the primary WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) program provider for Adults in the entire state. We are in partnership with state, local, and nonprofit agencies to deliver a wide array of innovative employment and training services, for both job seekers and employers.

EWS-Idaho connects people with training programs and jobs to help them succeed at any stage in life. Resources are available to job seekers from all backgrounds, regardless of past work history or educational attainment. Whether new to the job market or ready to seek fresh opportunities, Equus Workforce Solutions-Idaho is here to help.

Our workforce professionals are guided by our mission of helping individuals to live their best life and our LEGACY standards of Leadership, Environment, Get Going!, Attitude, Communication, and You!

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What is WIOA?

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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law on July 22, 2014, is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system.

What can the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program provide?

WIOA is a no-cost employment program designed to give job seekers the support and/or skills training they need to find a job. Specifically, WIOA can provide:

  • Job search assistance

  • Job readiness workshops

  • Transportation assistance

  • Interview clothing and uniforms

  • Tools needed for your new job

  • Funding for basic skills and occupational training

  • On-the-Job Training opportunities

What kind of training is available?

To ensure individuals that receive training find jobs, WIOA provides funding for over 400 trainings in occupations with good earnings potential and in growing industries in Idaho – such as Trades Apprenticeships, Commercial Truck Drivers, Computer support specialists, Medical Billers and much more. For a complete list of the occupations for which training is available in your area, please click the button below.



How do I know if I am eligible?

We can help Idaho residents who are:

  • laid-off at no fault of their own

  • veterans

  • low income individuals

  • on Public Assistance

  • on Unemployment Benefits

  • ex-offenders trying to re-enter the workforce

  • single parents

  • disabled

  • and more! Click below for a detailed list.



How can I learn more?

If you believe you are eligible for WIOA and want to learn more, please set up an appointment with your nearest Equus Career Coach. We are located in 6 cities throughout each region of Idaho. If you aren't close, don't fret! All appointments and WIOA Enrollments can be done in-person, over telephone, or even virtually.

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Our Service Delivery Model


Recruit, hire and develop passionate leaders

Work collectively to advance communities

Transform how we work and problem solve

Implement high standards for improvement


We recruit, hire, and develop leaders who demonstrate humility, integrity, inclusion, and a passion for their work. As leaders in the industry, we are committed to using our position to introduce technology, processes, and systems that advance workforce programs and communities. Our leaders are purposeful in creating an environment of hope and success that enhances the lives of those we touch.


We embrace innovation as a tool to facilitate our desire to constantly “get better.” Our revolutionary innovation strategies often result in workforce inventions that help transform how we work. Our revolutionary innovation strategies encourage local staff to leverage unique approaches to solve problems and develop best practices. Both innovation strategies help support the proliferation of new ideas that help advance the workforce industry.


We bolster collaborative workforce models that prioritize our commitment to “work smart” by serving as highly engaged partners in a diverse group of stakeholders who work collectively to advance communities, families, and businesses. We routinely seek to expand our partnerships by identifying organizations that are able to align missions, resources, and strategies to produce positive outcomes. The result is a holistic workforce system that strengthens individuals and the networks that support them.


Performance is the result of everything we do and the active realization of our company philosophy. We develop high-performance standards that are used to direct strategies and practices that improve workforce systems. At our best, we use performance measures to help achieve community goals by leveraging data to make wise, informed decisions that become the foundation for quality process improvements that “do good.”

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