Regional Innovation Center
Building Future Leaders in High-Demand Fields
High-quality labor is in demand, with needs existing not only for skilled laborers, but also for workers with technical knowledge, including that which can be gained through courses framed in science, technology, engineering, and math principles.
Within the Quad Cities region, an inter-district partnership has been created to make high-quality career and technical education available to students in eastern Iowa. This partnership has created an opportunity for the Regional Innovation Center (RIC) which will make CTE accessible to the 9,000+ students. Educational partners include Eastern Iowa Community College and Bettendorf, Central DeWitt, Davenport, Durant, North Scott, and Pleasant Valley community school districts.
This 84,000 square foot, $18.7 million flagship facility will provide students opportunities for individual and group activities and hands-on learning, rich learning experiences that will prepare workers for their careers.
The RIC is made possible through a $12M+ investment from the North Scott Community School District, funding from Eastern Iowa Community College, public & private grants, and generous support of businesses and individuals.