The training and education required to work in construction depend on the career and the type of work performed. Some occupations require less than a month of on-the-job training; however, some urban and regional planners require a master's degree.
The information provided below presents the level of education or training typically required to work in the occupations (some employers might prefer to hire people with more education, training, or experience). Note that some occupations may have more than one required level of education because the type of work performed may vary in specific jobs.


Post-Secondary Educational Institutions In Idaho


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If you are interested in a trade that requires a degree or certification, you may need to attend college.  If that’s the case, there’s a lot of financial aid available to students, including scholarships, grants, and loans. There are also many other ways to pay for education, including community or military service.


Contact has developed partnerships designed to provide you with easy access to the tools you need to launch a career in the construction industry.  Through this partnership, you can explore careers available in Idaho’s construction industry, identify any necessary training needed for your desired career path, locate training programs, requirements, and funding information, and receive access to job placement tools.    

People like you are needed for Idaho's growing construction industry.  Between 2012 and 2022, the Idaho Department of Labor and US Bureau of Labor Statistics predict a 39% increase in Idaho’s construction industry jobs, the fastest projected growth of any industry in Idaho.