The Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) launched in July 2021, and serves as an online catalyst for innovative teaching and learning strategies, best pedagogical practices, and awareness and adoption of emerging educational technologies. IECC CETL strives to function as a pivotal resource for inquiry, curiosity, and exploration in a rapidly changing educational ecosystem. Additionally, the CETL is dedicated to inspiring and encouraging faculty and staff, and to delivering training that will have an immediate impact on student learning outcomes. The CETL provides relevant professional development, onboarding, and academic support services for IECC faculty, staff and students, as well as professional development and workforce education opportunities for external constituents including K-12 institutions, economic development associations, and manufacturing facilities within District 529. The mission of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges is to deliver exceptional education and services to improve the lives of our students and to strengthen our communities and the CETL exists to enhance IECC’s ability to fulfill that mission.