Work continues on the North Dakota State College of Science Career Innovation Center located at 4230 64th Ave. S. in Fargo. CIC aims to provide a regional and collaborative education and training solution to meet the workforce needs of our region.
Initially slated to open in August of 2022, complications with moisture and supplies pushed the timeframe to June 2023. With funding issues arising and a change in architects, it was again pushed out. Despite a few setbacks, the NDSCS Foundation anticipates opening the center’s doors in the fall of 2025.
The core and shell of the project's first phase is complete. Starting the week of Oct. 16, construction for phase two commenced. This stage includes the classrooms for construction and agriculture. These hands-on learning environments will equip students with the skills they need to thrive in these industries.
The NDSCS Career Innovation Center has been a labor of love for many, with your HBA of F-M and Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation playing a pivotal role in its development. Your efforts and support have been instrumental in bringing this project to life.
With a vision of providing opportunities for K-14 students, the CIC will serve as a learning space for students from Northern Cass Schools, Central Cass School District, West Fargo Public Schools, Fargo Public Schools and NDSCS. The goal is to provide opportunities for students to be introduced to a variety of programs that don’t require a four-year degree at a young age, and a space to experience hands-on learning.
The CIC covers more than 85,000 sq. ft. of space and encompasses a wide array of programs, including construction, information technology, health sciences (with a focus on nursing and emergency medical techicians), manufacturing (automation, robotics, mechatronics, precision machining, rapid prototyping, welding), business, general education (english, math, science, communication) and agriculture. This comprehensive range of offerings reflects the needs of employers in our community and considers the diverse needs of the future workforce.
For a view of renderings, click here.
We are excited to see the center in operation and creating positive experiences for students in our area.
written by Elizabeth Kosel, Education & Public Affairs Coordinator