Industry Pipeline Leadership Development Program

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A National Industry Pipeline Initiative



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Middle & High School Students

Overview - The IPLD Program
A National Industry Pipeline Initiative


The Industry Pipeline Leadership Development Program (IPLD) is a national professional leadership and personal enrichment experience that prepares individuals for technical, professional and personal success in prospective careers.  This is a multi-year pipeline program that recruits, trains and prepares individuals for their steps toward career success from middle school through college.


How Does It Work?

When schools are closed, students participate in various industry field trips and mentoring experiences to help them decide on a career field.  Throughout the year, students receive technical and professional development skills training, scholarship preparation assistance and project-based learning opportunities with industry mentors to adequately prepare them for the workforce and their field of choice. 

Each participant will later connect with employers in our network for internship, externship or job shadowing experiences at our annual career and professional development conference for opportunities around the country over the summer (or work to start a business as an entrepreneur).


IPLD Program Locations

Maryland / Washington D.C.

  • Montgomery County

  • Prince George's County


  • Chicago

New York

  • Buffalo


  • Philadelphia


  • Atlanta

Host a Pilot IPLD
in your School District or Area

Industry Pipeline Concentrations
National Focus on Yielding Professionals



  • Engineering / Information Technology

  • Culinary & Hospitality

  • Business & Finance

  • Media & Journalism

  • Health / Bio-sciences / Environmental

  • Law & Public Service

  • Homeland Security / Military



Program Components

​The components and deliverables of the program involve the following for each location:

  • Industry Exposure

  • Skill Development

  • Project-Based Learning

  • Industry Application Development

  • Mentoring from Industry Professionals

  • Scholarship Preparation Assistance

  • Academic Assistance

  • Financial Planning

  • Personal & Professional Leadership Training

  • Certification Training (varies by industry)

  • College Tours and Application Assistance

  • Job Shadowing / Internship Opportunities</