Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a call to action for customers of its Solid Edge® software and Velocity Series™ portfolio that will enable them to help build the next generation of engineering talent. The company is looking to its customers to provide real-world engineering best practices for a new academic initiative designed to help meet the manufacturing industry’s growing demand for high quality engineering graduates. The result will be a steady stream of students graduating with practical hands-on engineering experience using modern product design software.
“Our Solid Edge and Velocity Series customers produce some of the world’s most innovative products. They know how difficult it is to find and recruit new engineering graduates with the right set of skills and experience to quickly add value to their product design process,” said Karsten Newbury, senior vice president and general manager of the Velocity Series and Solid Edge business, Siemens PLM Software. “That is why it is so important for us to work closely with the people who best know how to, not only use modern product design technology, but also what it takes to effectively apply that technology to real world problems and come up with unique and creative solutions that will create value for their customers. By building new engineering curriculums around this knowledge, the benefits to the academic institutions, their students, the manufacturing industry and, of course, to our own customers will be truly significant.”
“Engineering and Technology is the key to our future and the program Siemens PLM Software is putting together is exactly what the global manufacturing industry needs to help foster the creativity of young minds to address the huge challenges that face the human race in the coming decades,” said Mr. Gareth James, Head of Education (5-19) at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
“As a leading manufacturer of gear products and services, David Brown has been providing engineering expertise to a range of global industries for more than 150 years,” said Graham Penning, Group Technology Director at David Brown. “We have a clear vision of the future and are keen to preserve, apply and expand our vast gearing expertise to the technologies and people which will make up this future. Working directly with our local schools and colleges to promote a stronger engineering curriculum, based on real world situations and data, has enabled us to significantly expand investments in the future of our company such as Gear Academy, our company-wide training and development programme. So as a long time user of Solid Edge, we are very encouraged by the prospect of the new Solid Edge Academic Program.”
The academic initiative referenced in today’s announcement expands upon Siemens PLM Software’s well established GO PLM™ initiative, which leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than one million students yearly at nearly 11,000 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level – from grade schools to graduate engineering research programs.
Companies using Solid Edge or any of the other Velocity Series solutions including Femap™ software, Teamcenter® Express software, or CAM Express can get more details at www.siemens.com/plm/solidedgeacademic, or can contact their regional Solid Edge Academic Program team directly.