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Empowering Idaho’s youth through training and job placement.

The Idaho Job Corps program serves Idaho’s youth, age 16-24 by connecting them to skills training and employment. College of Western Idaho (CWI) has partnered with Idaho Department of Labor to bring you the Job Corps program.

Job Corps is a training program to help young adults improve the quality of their lives through a focus on education and training at CWI. Currently, students can earn a high school diploma or GED while training at CWI to work in a growing industry. This training also includes one-on-one assistance through CWI to better prepare you for a career opportunity.

About Job Corps

Students can enroll in Idaho Job Corps for three months to up to 24 months, depending on the educational program and individual needs. Once admitted, students will engage in extensive career exploration and will work closely with an academic adviser who will help set up a career pathway. Each student will participate in work-based learning, life skills coaching, physical fitness, and service learning. 

Apply for Job Corps

Interested students can call (208) 442-4500 to speak to a workforce consultant or fill out the online form and email to Questions about applying? Please contact for assistance.

Job Corps Form

Who is eligible for Idaho Job Corps?

To be eligible for the Job Corps program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between the ages of 16-24
  • Be a U.S. resident
  • Meet income qualifications

To view the full list of eligibility requirements for participating in Job Corps, please visit the Idaho Job Corps website.

Job Corps Benefits

Participating Idaho Job Corps students can have access to:

  • One-on-one support from a CWI case manager 
  • Tuition-free career training and education
  • Child care assistance
  • Career readiness workshops
  • Job placement support
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Assistance with accessing medical services

Find more information at the Idaho Department of Labor website.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long can I participate in Job Corps?

    Students can be enrolled from 3 to 24 months depending upon their individual situation.