College of Western Idaho (CWI) is excited to partner with Micron Technology, Inc. (Micron) to work closely in delivering highly trained employees for the company's Boise expansion. CWI is proud to be a core educational partner for Micron.
This announcement proves the incredible value of CWI as the College continues to deliver and adapt to the needs of businesses.
"Micron's announcement is exciting news, and College of Western Idaho is thrilled to work side by side to launch this expansion and provide education and training fueling the workforce for these jobs," said CWI President Gordon Jones.
CWI will lead efforts to connect students with jobs requiring skills and experience in mechatronics engineering technology, as well as lead development of emerging semiconductor programs. Along with providing a pathway to enhance industry-specific skills, the opportunity to grow the apprenticeship model for this sector will also be a key focus.
Expansion of Micron leading-edge memory manufacturing fab ensures a domestic supply of leading-edge memory required for market segments like automotive and data center, fueled by accelerating adoption of artificial intelligence and 5G.
"On behalf of the CWI Board of Trustees, we are excited to see the College continue carrying forward the tremendous momentum that's been building," said Molly Lenty, Chair of CWI Board of Trustees. "We are well positioned to serve in this key role as a partner with Micron to provide such an incredible opportunity for Idaho and beyond."
Micron's new $15 billion manufacturing facility will be the first new memory fab in the U.S. in 20 years and will create an estimated 17,000 new American jobs. The spirit of innovation at CWI ensures our community continues to thrive. Visit CWI's website to register to receive updates as this fast-moving story continues to develop.