As the College of Western Idaho (CWI) enters the final stretch leading up to the plant facilities levy, for the proposed Health Science Building, you can visit CWIdifference.com to learn more about the facility.
With health and science professions in high demand, a state-of-the-art health science facility will provide student-centric training for nursing, natural and life sciences, medical and emergency responder professions, and additional healthcare careers. The Health Science Building will provide a critical increase in capacity to address the skills gap — an additional 2,500 students annually will have access to credit and short-term training in health and science programs.
CWI enjoys a strong partnership with Saint Alphonsus, St. Luke’s, Norco, as well as other medical organizations in the region. According to the Idaho Department of Labor, the state needs 10,000 more healthcare workers by 2024, and CWI’s new building will act as a conduit between skilled workers and the Treasure Valley’s healthcare industry shortage. A new Health Science Building also aligns with the College’s vision to transition away from leased buildings and increase owned facilities.