Lt. Governor Bedke applauds the passage of Launch in the Idaho Senate to train Idaho students for Idaho jobs

Wednesday March 22, 2023

BOISE, Idaho – Following the passage of House Bill 24, otherwise known as “Launch”, in the Idaho Senate today, Lt. Governor Scott Bedke issued the following statement in support of Governor Brad Little’s initiative to provide training for Idaho students for in-demand careers.

“Today we made a great investment in our students’ futures. Launch will give our next generation a sturdy platform in which they can further their education and learn new skills in whatever avenue they choose. A steady labor force starts with a proper education, and we need to continue to prioritize our students’ options to support Idaho’s industry and economy as the fastest growing state in the nation. I am proud of our elected leaders for putting Idaho’s students first.”

The Idaho Senate also passed the Launch trailer bill, Senate Bill 1167, which now heads to the Idaho House for approval.