Now is the time for you to start your career in construction. With the growth and development across the region, you could be poised to join a rewarding and lucrative career in the construction industry in as little as 8-weeks.
In partnership with We Build Idaho, the Construction Career Launcher program at College of Western Idaho (CWI) will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills to start a career in various areas of construction including:
Your training will include communication, technical, and safety skills required to work on jobsites.
At the conclusion of your 8-weeks, you will be invited to a hiring fair with area construction companies who are ready to hire.
We Build Idaho is brought to you by the Idaho Associated General Contractors
The Construction Career Launcher classes are taught at:
West Ada Renaissance CTE Center
1307 E Central Dr,
Meridian, ID 83642
The entrance is from the East Parking Lot towards the southern end of the building.
Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.
Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.
Why This Program
This course is recommended for anyone whether new to the workforce or those who have been in the workforce for years who are interested in beginning a new career that will last a lifetime. Upon completion of the program you will receive a Certification of Completion provided by College of Western Idaho and your OSHA-10 Construction certification and wallet card.
What You Will Learn to Do
- Construction math
- Hand and power tools
- Job seeking skills
- Career opportunities in construction
Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Minimum Age Requirement16
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI Workforce Development offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your education and career goals. Have a specific question or just want general assistance? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.562.2700 and we’ll be happy to help get you on your way!
Course Fee: $45
Price covers all student handouts, classroom and lab materials, and a culminating job fair. The course fee is augmented through a grant managed by the Idaho Association of General Contractors and is estimated at a $875 value.
There are an assortment of scholarship opportunities available if you qualify to help cover some or all of the costs associated with classes offered through CWI Workforce Development. Call us at 208.562.2700 for more information.
This training will prove you a career pathway into the construction industry complete with training on the communication, technical and safety skills required to work on a jobsite.
- Residential Construction
- Commercial Construction
- Industrial Construction
- Applied Technology and Apprenticeship
- Certified Electronics Tech (CET)
- Computer Drafting
- Construction Career Launcher
- Construction Site Erosion Control
- DC Electrical Troubleshooting
- Electrical Apprenticeship
- Electrical Upgrade Training
- FANUC Robotics
- Flagging for Traffic Control
- HVAC Apprenticeship
- HVAC Upgrade Training
- Plumbing Apprenticeship
- Plumbing Upgrade Training
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Welding - Short Term Training Classes