Program information 

This program offers motivated individuals the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience and guided mentorship while earning an AAS/AS degree related to the semiconductor industry.
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Get to know our apprentices!

“I used to work as a medical massage therapist before deciding to undergo a career change. I loved the problem solving and the constant hunt to find the root causes of musculoskeletal problems, which is what led me to pursuing employment with Micron.”

Peter Schaeffer, Equipment Technician Apprentice

“I love the everyday challenges of the position and the culture of continuous learning and improvement. To be able to work in such a high-tech environment with a company that values your personal career growth, truly make the job rewarding.”

Daniel Lam, Equipment Technician Apprentice 

“I love how flexible it is knowing that both my education and training are important. Everyone is all about my success.”

Bailey Guthrie, Lab Technician Apprentice

Program and benefits

Our compensation programs support your financial and personal wellbeing by providing a valuable return for your contributions.


Micron offers benefits, starting on your first day. Micron provides competitive insurance coverage, a variety of leave options and flexible health savings or flexible spending accounts. Click here to learn more about our benefits.
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Team members accrue Paid Time Off every biweekly pay period starting on their first pay period. They qualify to participate in Micron’s yearly Incentive Pay Plan (IPP). We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous 5% matching contribution from Micron.


Micron offers a comprehensive suite of flexible medical coverage (including travel), counseling and crisis resources, flexible work arrangements, and tuition assistance. Many U.S. locations offer onsite or near site health centers, fitness areas, wellbeing rooms, cafeterias, and mother’s rooms.
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Resource groups

Our 10 team member-led groups are formed around a shared identity, experience or allyship. They represent veterans, women, LGBTQ people, Hispanics/Latinos, Black/African Americans, disabled people, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, young or experienced professionals and multicultural people.

Micron’s related technical instruction provider

College of Western Idaho is Micron’s Related Technical Instruction provider with its main campus in Nampa. Apprentices must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in CWI’s 2-year mechatronics degree program.

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Tuition coverage

Micron covers the cost of your education while paying you a competitive wage. So, you can earn while you learn!
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Got questions?

Please see below, our frequently asked questions. 

What is an Apprenticeship?
A Registered Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce. Enabling individuals to obtain paid work experience, receive progressive wage increases and a portable, nationally recognized credential.
How long is the apprenticeship program?
Apprentices can complete the program in as little as 18-months but have up to 3-years to complete the required RTI and OJT hours.
What does RTI and OJT stand for? 
RTI stands for Related Technical Instruction and our Idaho RTI provider is College of Western Idaho. OJT means on-the-job training, which is the hands-on industry experience apprentices receive while working as a technician in our fab.
How many RTI and OTJ hours does an apprentice need to successfully complete their apprenticeship?
You must complete 216 hours of RTI and 2,746 hours of OJT to complete the apprenticeship program.
Can apprentices earn RTI credits from any college or university?
Our program sponsor, Idaho Manufacturing Alliance (IMA), has selected College of Western Idaho as our current RTI provider for the state of Idaho. Apprentices must be planning to or currently enrolled in CWI’s Mechatronics AAS/AS Degree program.
Do apprentices receive pay during their apprenticeship with Micron?
Yes, Micron offers competitive compensation with progressive wage increases throughout the duration of the program.
Can I start an apprenticeship with Micron while I am still in High School?
No, you must be a High School graduate or have earned your GED in order to qualify for our apprenticeship program.
I’m currently attending High School and I am wondering if there is anything I can do now to increase my chances of being accepted into the apprenticeship program?
While we can’t always guarantee acceptance, having earned dual college credits in Mechatronics while attending High School can increase your chances of being accepted into our apprenticeship program after graduation.