programs: Industry & Technology

The Nonwovens Institute

The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) is the world’s first accredited academic program for the interdisciplinary field of engineered fabrics. Based at the Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, the NWI is an innovative global parternship between industry, government and academe. Operating on an “Open Innovation” platform, the Nonwoven Institute engages experts from industry… Read More

Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE)

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education’s (ITRE) Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) conducts innovative research, education, and technology transfer activities that seek to mitigate the impacts of surface transportation on the environment. Established in 1991 under the US Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers Program, CTE is administered by ITRE and funded in part… Read More

NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center

NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is a non-profit partnership with academia, industry, and the government focused on developing and evaluating improvements to existing and anticipated air traffic control, airspace management, airport and airspace system capacity, surface traffic management, and flight safety.

ITRE Highway Systems Group

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education’s (ITRE) Highway Systems Group assists public and private sector transportation agencies in conducting research and providing solutions for surface infrastructure and air quality issues. The Group’s research and development projects address various needs in transportation maintenance, construction, and system administration. Group staff engage in many national research projects for… Read More

North Carolina Local Technical Assistance Program (NC LTAP)

“NC LTAP is one of 59 LTAP centers nationwide established by the US DOT Federal Highway Administration and administered by ITRE (Institute for Transportation Research and Education). LTAP’s mission is to help local transportation agencies tap into new technology, information, and training to operate more efficiently and safely. NC LTAP provides local NC road departments… Read More

ITRE Public Transportation Group

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education’s (ITRE) Public Transportation Group conducts applied research, training, and technical assistance for transit, bicycle and pedestrian, and pupil transportation issues. The Group supports state transportation departments and local transit operators, and delivers professional skills training to transit industry employees. Group staff apply their extensive knowledge and experience in rural… Read More

Performance Excellence Program — Baldrige

Thousands of organizations use the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award criteria for Performance Excellence to guide their enterprises, improve performance and get sustainable results. The Baldrige approach helps organizations effectively and efficiently accomplish their missions and achieve their visions. The Baldrige journey can apply to commercial enterprises, non-profits, and government offices, and has a proven… Read More


ExporTech is a “how-to” program that will help your small- or medium-sized company enter or expand into global markets. Developed by the US Department of Commerce for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, ExporTech helps develop an international growth plan customized specifically for your business. Utilizing a team of exporting experts, ExporTech will help your company move… Read More

Hazardous Materials & Hazardous Waste Management

IES offers multiple training classes and on-site assistance programs in: – Hazardous Waste Management as regulated by EPA under 40 CFR 260-279 – Hazardous Material Management as regulated under DOT (49 CFR) – Hazardous Chemicals as regulated under 29 CFR by OSHA, including Hazard Communication, Industrial Hygiene, and other related topics – HazWOPER — Hazardous… Read More

Lean Six Sigma

This proven combination of process efficiency enhancements and deep statistical understanding of process capabilities enables any production environment to operate more smoothly, fare better against competitors, improve product quality and process performance, and increase customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma training offers engineers, technically-oriented managers, and analysts the tools to make processes nearly defect-free.

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