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Hands-On Construction Training With Free Commercial Driver’s License to be Offered in Rathdrum

RATHDRUM – Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is offering an intensive five-week training program from June 13 through July 15 in Rathdrum. Applicants selected for the program will receive free hands-on training in heavy equipment operation, cement masonry, welding and ironwork, and more. Applicants can also earn a free Commercial Driver’s License. 

Now in its fourth year, 75% of the program’s graduates have obtained employment with companies in the industry. Students can learn more about the program by watching this video.

ITD is accepting applications until all program spots are filled. To apply, applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest to or by mail to P.O. Box 7129, Boise, Idaho 83707.

All applicants must be at least 21, hold a valid driver’s license, be available to attend all classes for the duration of the program, and pass a drug screening and DOT physical. No prior construction experience is necessary. Women, veterans, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact Jessika Phillips by email at or by calling (208) 334-8152.ITD receives funding through the Federal Highway Administration for this industry-leading program.  

Idaho Transportation Department