Growing Programs Across the Nation
The CIM program was originally founded at Middle Tennessee State University in 1996. Since then, the CIM program has expanded to the following:
CIM students gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the concrete industry, its production techniques and construction applications through typical classroom-style learning, as well as hands-on experience through an array of internship opportunities at each of these leading universities. Concrete professionals, association leaders and industry consultants work with university administrators, Patron’s Groups and the National Steering Committee to make sure the CIM graduates are fully prepared for a career in the concrete industry.
Since its inception in 1995, the CIM program boasts an impressive 80+ percent retention of graduates working in the industry. This has been made possible due to the concrete industry’s continued strong support of CIM through the involvement and financial support of the NSC. Many of the industries’ associations, foundations, companies, and Patron’s Groups have provided both financial and in-kind support to the CIM program.