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Our Mission

The Idaho Professional-Technical Education Foundation is committed to stimulating and promoting quality Professional-Technical Education to fill the needs of Idaho’s growing workforce.

Our Goals

Our Vision

To be the leader among Foundations in Idaho that support Professional-Technical Education; a Foundation that provides resources for students, teachers and programs and reaches out to all parts of the state to form lasting partnerships between education and industry; these partnerships work for quality in Professional-Technical Education and result in preparation of students who excel in meeting the changing needs of the workplace.

Our History

The Foundation was established by Dr. Larry G. Selland in 1983 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of the State of Idaho. The Foundation was created for the sole purpose of stimulating and promoting quality Professional-Technical Education within the state of Idaho. The Foundation is self-sustaining and relies entirely on private donations. It is not the purpose of this Foundation to supplant (nor does it receive) state and federal funds appropriated for Professional-Technical Education.


United Way of Idaho

The Idaho Professional-Technical Education Foundation is an offically recognized agency of the United Way of Idaho. The IPTEF serves as a primary source of scholarships for students and instructors of Professional-Technical Education programs.  By identifying the IPTEF as your choice of agency when contributing to the United Way, you will be serving both your community and your profession.  Please consider supporting the United Way campaign in your community this year and be sure to enter the appropriate code for the Foundation on your form.  We will all benefit from your contribution.