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Institute for Industry – Education Collaboration

Institute for Industry – Education Collaboration

The Institute for Industry- Education Collaboration (IIEC) is a means for McNeese State University to accomplish its mission by providing a framework for organizing and expanding its industry-university collaborations to "enhance economic development and cultural growth in this region and beyond." As the liaison between industry and higher education, the IIEC seeks to establish relationships with a strong emphasis on economic development.


The vision of the IIEC is to become our region's recognized provider of innovative, measurably effective training/education, specifically designed to help industry enhance the technical knowledge and improve their processes.

Our Mission

  • Provide comprehensive training and curriculum development tailored to enhance skills and develop more competent employees.
  • Provide customized training/education to address your technical needs and the needs of your employees.
  • Provide hands on laboratory activities that explain and reinforce the theory.
  • Provide qualified instructors with real-world experience who understand the technical challenges facing today's workforce.
  • Provide cost effective means to better fit your training needs.
  • Integrate and customize our resources to better fit your training/education needs.
  • Opening our state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and software to industry personnel.
  • Offering courses for academic credit or non-credit (for continuing education units or professional development hours) all year-round at your location or ours.

EDA University Center
The IIEC and the EDA Center are in collaboration to further the goals of meeting industry-specific work requirements. More information about the EDA Center can be found at