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Education and Workforce

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Workforce training, job placement and a strong educational core are main objectives in Caldwell's efforts to help businesses flourish. Few components are more critical to a company's success than a skilled and motivated talent pool. Caldwell offers a wide array of educational options to ensure that the local workforce is prepared for an emerging job market.


The College of Idaho

The state's oldest private college, the campus with an average enrollment of 1,000 boasts seven Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman & Goldwater Scholars, three Governors, and is ranked No. 1 among Idaho's colleges and universities on Forbes list of "America's Top Colleges."

Treasure Valley Community College

A satellite campus of Oregon's TVCC has provided a progressively diverse range of courses to southwest Idaho residents since 2003. Students at the Caldwell Center are typically enrolled in courses leading to a degree, with the majority of students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university in Idaho or Oregon.

College of Western Idaho

Also, 10 miles away from Caldwell is the College of Western Idaho (CWI). One of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation, CWI offers a 4-year track as well as professional and technical programs.

Caldwell School District

Six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, and one alternative high school serve the youth of Caldwell. The current enrollment of Caldwell High School is approximately 1,357 students.

Vallivue School District

The surrounding unincorporated areas are served by the six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, one alternative school and two online academies. The current enrollment of Vallivue High School is approximately 1,180 students and the new Ridgevue High School houses over 1,246.

Elevate Academy

Elevate Academy is a career-technical charter school for middle and high school students. Its mission is to bridge the gap between education and the workforce, through broadening the scope of curriculum to allow students to experience hands-on career exploration. Elevate Academy aims to connect learning to the local job market, with the goal of helping students graduate as industry-certified professionals.

Workforce Statistics

Below are labor statistics for the Caldwell region. For more information, please see the Idaho Department of Labor's website.

 Labor force estimate (Gem State Prospector Estimate) 26,461
 Labor force participation rate and size (civilian pop. 16 yrs and over) 64.6%
 Prime-age labor force participation rate and size (civilian pop. 25-54) 78.1%
 Veterans, age 18-64 6.3%
 Mean commute time (minutes) 23.5
 Commute via public transportation 0.3%
 Average annual wage  37,049
 Cost of living index (Base US) 92.3
 Manufacturing  13.1%
 Health care and social assistance  12.0%
 Educational Services  11.3%
 Retail Trade 10.5%
 Public administration   9.3%
 Construction  8.9%
 Accommodation and food services  8.3%
 Transportation and warehousing   6.1%
 Administrative support and waste management and remediation services  4.8%
 Wholesale trade  3.8%
 Other services (except public administration)  3.5%
 Finance and insurance  2.0%
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting  1.4%
 High school diploma  32.3%
 Some college, no degree  25.5%
 Associate degree  9.1%
 Bachelors degree  11.1%
 Postgraduate degree  2.6%
 Private sector  2.4%
 Manufacturing  3.1%
 Public sector  16.5%


* Source: JobsEQ 2018, unless otherwise noted.

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