The Industrial Technology and Management (INTM) program encourages professional development for undergraduate and graduate students by promoting opportunities with professional industry associations. Our current offerings include student membership in local chapters of professional associations, promotion of industry-specific scholarships, and support for Illinois Tech’s Interprofessional Project (IPRO) Program courses.

Active Professional Association Partnerships

Additional Industry Professional Resources

Material Handling and Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA)
The Material Handling and Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is a trade association dedicated to serving the material handling business community. More than 600 distributor and manufacturing companies worldwide utilize MHEDA’s resources to help their businesses stay competitive and keep their employees connected. Sign up for free newsletters and learn about member benefits at

Materials Handling and Management Society (MHMS)
The Materials Handling and Management Society’s (MHMS) Chicagoland Chapter offers educational resources, certificate programs, local plant tours, and networking events for professionals whose responsibilities include the planning, design, deployment, or operation of equipment and systems that are fundamental to the productive and safe movement, storage, control, and protection of goods through the use of material handling products and practices. Students enrolled in an Illinois college, university, or certification program related to materials handling may check for scholarship opportunities.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
Project Management Institute (PMI) serves practitioners and organizations with standards that describe good practices and offers globally recognized credentials that certify project management expertise. It also provides resources for professional development and networking. General information can be found at Click on “Membership” for information about student memberships.

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
The Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) focuses on warehouse management and supports distribution professionals by providing current industry information, practical insights, educational events, and more. Learn about student membership and benefits at

Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) is dedicated to the professional development, education, and certification of its members who work in a variety of industrial sectors. Membership offers access to both national and local events and activities sponsored by the ISM-Chicago affiliate. ISM offers scholarships, and full-time students and academics may join for free. Information can be found at

To find out how your association can become an industry partner with INTM, contact Adjunct Professor Herb Shields, the INTM career development adviser.