Impact Career Innovation Center

Welcome to the Impact Career Innovation Center, a dynamic student environment where students can thrive, create, and connect while preparing for impactful careers and contributing to the community. Impact stands as a testament to the commitment of our community for excellence in education and the alignment with the needs of the workforce. Its vision was driven by the 4A Bond to “construct and equip a Career and Technical Education (CTE) innovation building to address current and future workforce needs and to meet the changing needs of our graduates in preparing them for success as future citizens of our community."

Pathways to finding purpose

This student-centered facility is dedicated to nurturing the Portrait of a Graduate skills and exploring students’ Ikigai – their sense of purpose. It is a collaborative space for K-12 students to engage with their community, cultivate their skills, and unleash their potential. Under visionary leadership and community collaboration, CTE students will set out on a trajectory toward fulfilling careers, showing that combining passion with practical skills paves the way for success.

Impact guiding principles

Ideal usage of the building

The Impact Career Innovation Center is designed to provide students with immersive experiences that bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. It serves as a center for learning, connection, and professional development. Examples:

  • Daily News Show
  • Construction and Welding Exhibits
  • 3-D Prototyping
  • Internship Portfolio Presentations
  • Student Businesses & Catering
  • Entrepreneurship Pitch Competition

A place where students learn from industry experts and connect to our community. Examples:

  • Cybersecurity Workshops
  • Career Speakers
  • Virtual Site Tours
  • Industry Mentors and Coaches

A place where students learn about work and through work, and earn industry credentials. Examples:

  • Informational Interviews
  • CyberPatriot
  • CTE Event Services
  • Industry Sponsored Project

A place where CTSO leaders develop and execute their Program of Work, and host events and competitions. Examples:

  • DECA Mock Trials
  • HOSA Blood Drive
  • FCCLA Fashion Show
  • SkillsUSA Regional Competition
  • FFA Pie Auction
  • TSA Video Game Design

A place where students manage a business, CTE Event Services, to plan and host your event. Examples:

  • Durango 9-R Board of Education Meetings
  • Durango High School Awards Ceremony
  • District-wide Multicultural Celebration
  • District-wide Art for All creativity event
  • Miller Middle School Community Presentation
  • Chamber of Commerce Lunch and Learn
  • Community Business Celebration
  • Community Business Leadership Retreat