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Industry and Community College Partnerships

Our industry and community college partners play an important role in the advancement and education of our students. The industrial landscape is one of continual change; our direct connections with industry ensure our programs are responsive to trends and new technologies, and meet the needs of industry and students.

IIT’s Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) program had its origins in manufacturing. It was through the assessment of hundreds of Chicagoland manufacturing companies that the INTM program founder, the late Dr. Keith E. McKee (CE ’50, MS ’56, PhD ’62), identified the need for a new kind of educational program that would serve industry by enabling technical specialists to pursue a relevant bachelor’s degree and move up into management. With funding from a state grant, he developed the degree program with direct input from industry, and then worked with Richard J. Daley College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) to establish an educational pathway from the community college to IIT. Since then, in response to changes in industry, business and education, the program curriculum has expanded to serve students working in supply chain and logistics, industrial facilities, and construction management.

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Future Partners

Please contact Prof. Mazin Safar, Program Director, at 312.567.3624 or, or Prof. Will Maurer, Industry Outreach Coordinator at 312.567.3654 or