Economic Strength

Published: March 15, 2016

“We know that helping people gain the skills they need to compete in the labor market is a powerful strategy for expanding access to opportunity and promoting economic mobility. At the same time, many employers are struggling to fill vacancies, especially for technical and skilled positions that require more education and training than a high school diploma, but not a four-year college degree.”
—Cat Martin —VP, Global Philanthropy Relationship Manager, JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

By 2018, 61% of Idaho jobs will require a post-secondary credential. College of Western Idaho is a gateway for students regardless of where they are financially or academically. CWI helps bridge gaps for continuous learning opportunities so students can stay current with evolving industries - a great resource for our local businesses. CWI works closely with the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Department of Commerce, and local economic development groups to help existing businesses thrive and attract new businesses to the area. 

Learn More About CWI's Impact - Read Cat Martin's Full Story

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