Construction Career Launcher

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:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

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 

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

  • Safety
  • Construction math
  • Measurements
  • Hand and power tools
  • Job seeking skills
  • Career opportunities in construction

Respectful Community

College of Western Idaho is committed to maintaining a Respectful Community by providing equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate in services, benefits, or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, veteran status, age, or any other legally protected status.  More on Title IX

News and Blogs

Construction Career Launcher classes kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and are off to another great start with 22 students.

Construction Career Launcher classes kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and are off to another great start with 22 students.