Industry and community college partners play an important role in the advancement and education of INTM students. Our connections with industry help ensure that the INTM program is responsive to industry trends and meets both student and employer needs.
IIT’s Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) program was established to serve the manufacturing industry, enabling technical specialists to expand their managerial capabilities. INTM's founder, the late Dr. Keith E. McKee (CE ’50, MS ’56, PhD ’62), created the original curriculum with direct input from Chicago area manufacturers, and worked with Richard J. Daley College (one of the City Colleges of Chicago) to establish an educational pathway from the community college to IIT. In response to changes in industry, business and education over the years, the INTM curriculum has expanded to serve students working in supply chain and logistics, industrial facilities management, and construction management.
INTM continues to maintain our ties with industry leaders through our Advisory Board and partnerships with Employers. We have established educational pathways for members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/IBEW 134 and the International Union of Operating Engineers/IUOE 399 to provide industry appropriate managerial skills. INTM offers additional opportunities for professional development by supporting the activities of student chapters of professional associations at Illinois Tech. (See links at right).
INTM also continues to work with community colleges to help students transition from technical programs to completing their Bachelor's degree at Illinois Tech. Learn more about our community college partners