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Department of Labor research shows people with an Associate’s degree earn more than $400/month more than people with a high school diploma.

We believe community impact is a two-way street. Strong partnerships and community engagement ensures students are introduced to technical skills, academic and soft skills, and social experiences that prepare them to be leaders in our communities.

Community News and Blogs

On Nov. 21, 2016, Idaho Governor Butch Otter declared November as Career Development Month with a proclamation and signing.

On Sept. 6, CWI's Board of Trustees voted in favor of placing a $180 million general obligation bond on the November 2016 ballot.

“In this day and age, we’re supposed to have our lives together,” he said. “What has kept me on this path is believing in myself, and knowing I’m an example as a leader in my community. I am entrusted with responsibility and I don’t want to fail—...

Economic Strength

“We know that helping people gain the skills they need to compete in the labor market is a powerful strategy for expanding access to opportunity and promoting economic mobility. At the same time, many employers are struggling to fill vacancies, especially for technical and skilled...

Community Service

“When I lost my job a few years ago, I decided to go to school and pursue Drafting Technology at CWI. Through that process, I became involved with SkillsUSA. The organization has a volunteer service program that awards people who donate time to their communities. As a Nampa Optimist...

Community Strength

“CWI is a great asset and is evidenced by its amazing growth in a short time. We are pleased to be able to partner with CWI through donations to the College for scholarships, and also working together to promote community initiatives regarding education, community and economic...


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