Five years ago, the Valley was “the Sahara of community college education” says Jamie MacMillan, executive director of the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. She spoke at the dedication of the Micron Center for Professional Technical Education, the latest building to be dedicated at College of Western Idaho – which has become, in those five years, the nation’s fastest-growing junior college, according to CWI President Bert Glandon.
Construction began in August 2011 in the 176,000-square-foot former Sam’s Club store at 5725 E. Franklin Road. Over the summer, 100 semitrailer-truck loads transferred equipment from the programs’ old home at Boise State University.