2018 OTI Course Calendar

Plan for next year’s professional development today. Our 2018 Southeastern OTI Education Center course calendar is now available.

Manufacturing Leadership Awards

NCMEP announces 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards at mfgCON.

Why Cybersecurity Matters

Does your business comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act? See new Department of Defense cybersecurity requirements for businesses.

Congratulations to @mertekjerry for being named 2017 Small Business of the Year by @BusinessNC . We are so proud of our IES Advisory Board member! bit.ly/2nt4PGW

Last week from NC State IES's Twitter via Twitter Web Client

Services and Solutions

Enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, lower risk and expand capacity.


Every industry is different. Find a solution designed to suit your needs.

Training and Courses

Unparalleled training and educational programs with multiple ways to learn and grow.

Who We Are

Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused extension unit of NC State's College of Engineering. Our broad portfolio of solutions and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology.

We serve clients at every level of their organization, no matter what the challenge. We focus on delivering practical and enduring results and equipping our clients to grow and lead. Since 2000, IES-led NCMEP efforts have resulted in $2.9 billion in economic benefit to the State of North Carolina.

IES offers a broad portfolio of solutions and expertise in many industry sectors. We can also tailor our solutions to your individual requirements.  If you don't find your industry listed in our solutions, contact us to see how we can design a solution customized to your organization's particular needs.

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See How Far We've Come


Thu 14

Shingo Snap-On Tool Tours

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 17

OSHA #502 Raleigh

January 17, 2018 - January 19, 2018
Jan 17

OSHA #503 Greensboro

January 17, 2018 - January 19, 2018


Minerals Research Lab Wins Education & Outreach Award

The Minerals Research Laboratory (MRL) has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Minerals Education Coalition (MEC) Partnership Appreciation Award.   The MEC Partnership Appreciation Award acknowledges an individual or organization that has exemplified support...

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