The Industry Consortium for Innovations in Communication, Information, and Cyberspace (IC3) is intended to support CenturyLink and other regional companies in their workforce development and research needs. Current participants in IC3 include CenturyLink, Fenway Group, Amdocs, and the Cyber Innovation Center. The consortium supports CenturyLink and its partner companies by providing more direct access to the workforce and workforce development planning. The Consortium has met several times and made plans for an undergraduate certificate program in software engineering that would help accelerate the pipeline of talented graduates who can fill critical needs in these companies. IC3 was initiated in 2011.