About The Institute For Educational Opportunities

We currently are seeking applications for the
Director of TRIO Student Support Services

What is the Institute for Educational Opportunities

    The Institute for Educational Opportunities is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education.
    Since 1994, the Institute has helped more than a third of all students from Southwest Montana prepare to succeed in higher education. 
    The Institute focuses on students who show high aptitude in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and pairs them with programs that meet their individual needs. Students enrolled in Institute programs are given one-on-one attention and support, ensuring that they receive the tools they need to achieve their dreams.
    As part of its commitment to student success, the Institute offers programs to help teachers. A number of professional courses and other resources are available to teachers interested in adding more challenging rigor to their curriculum.
    Conveniently located in the Health Sciences Building on the campus of Montana Technological University, the Institute’s resources are available to those interested in supporting lifelong learning for Montana students.

How can the Institute for Educational Opportunities help you?

The Institute for Educational Opportunities offers a comprehensive array of programs for students and teachers. The Institute’s efforts are designed to build on strengths in mathematics, engineering, sciences, technology and environmental restoration while making use of existing resources. Institute staff are committed to student success. As such, students are matched with programs that meet their individual needs. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to student support.

In addition, Institute programs provide a number of opportunities for students and teachers to interact with the scientists and engineers of Montana Technological University. From program-sponsored field trips on campus to community events, students interested in STEM programs have a range of opportunities where they can learn more about their fields of interest.