Vision and Mission

RITA’s Vision

Meet the evolving information technology needs of rural communities by offering educational programs to students in high-demand information technology areas through innovative and sustainable partnerships among participating community colleges with industry and other stakeholders.


RITA’s Mission & Deliverables

The Rural Information Technology Alliance advances workforce development in rural communities by preparing students for in-demand information technology opportunities in IT networking, mobile applications, databases, computing technology, and cybersecurity. It will:

• Develop innovative information technology curriculum that incorporates a variety of novel instructional delivery approaches and that builds on the strengths of all educational partners

• Provide practical, relevant courses and experiences that prepare students for real-world challenges

• Provide exceptional support for students throughout the program and including integrated student services

• Foster continuous dialogue among all stakeholders with the aim of strengthening educational offerings