New Career Advancement Centers

Building for the future

The economic future of Eastern Iowa depends on a skilled workforce, and 65 percent of the jobs of today and tomorrow require education and training beyond high school. Expanding career and technical education throughout the region, especially in our rural communities, increases access and opportunities for eastern Iowans to build the skills necessary for a prosperous and productive future. 

Thank you to the voters within the EICC service area. More than 70% supported a bond referendum that is allowing us to build new facilities and programs to prepare skilled workforce and strengthen our region. 

What we're building

Scott Community College

Belmont Campus Construction

Addition of a renovated and expanded Health and Nursing wing to main college campus.

Muscatine Community College

New Career Advancement Center

Construction of new facility to support: Auto Tech, Construction, Criminal Justice, and Nursing.


New Career Advancement Center

New center to support: Ag, Business, Construction, CNC, Health, and IT programs.

Clinton Community College

New Career Advancement Center

New building to support: Ag, Auto Tech, Construction, Culinary, Education, Health, IT, and Welding.

What we're adding

High school Career Academies

Career Academies, a key piece of the proposed expansion, are partnerships with area high schools that provide students the opportunity to receive hands-on career training and college credits while still in high school.

Career Academies provide a clear career path and goal for high school students and are especially beneficial for those students who might not normally pursue further education or training after high school.  A number of area school boards approved resolutions in support of the referendum because of the jump start these programs provide in their students’ careers.

Learn more about Career Academies

Expanded and proposed program areas

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Mechanics and Diesel Technology
  • Allied Health and Nursing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology, including Programming, Networking, Cyber Security and Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Polymer Technology
  • Welding

Supporting School Districts

A number of area K-12 school boards passed formal resolutions supporting the levy or committed to enrolling their students in programs that will be offered in the new facilities. These include: