02 Jun 2015 Augusta Tech Lands $34 million Siemens PLM software grant
Augusta Technical College receives in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software
Augusta Technical College to use the same technology in its classrooms that companies use worldwide.
Augusta Technical College today announced it received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software, with a commercial value of $34,020,270 to benefit the College’s Engineering Technology Programs.
The in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics and many more.
Graduates with this type of software training are highly-recruited candidates for advanced technology jobs.
The in-kind grant was provided by the Siemens PLM Software’s academic program that delivers PLM software for schools at every academic level.
Siemens PLM Software is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.
The in-kind grant for Augusta Technical College includes Siemens PLM Software’s
Tecnomatix Manufacturing and Teamcenter Unified. Teamcenter® portfolio is the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software and Tecnomatix® portfolio is the industry-leading digital manufacturing software.
“We are grateful to Siemens PLM Software for its commitment to advance educational opportunities for our students”, stated Augusta Technical College President Terry Elam. “This grant is exceptionally valuable because it helps us train our students for tomorrow’s jobs using one of the best engineering design software solutions available. This partnership enables us to meet the needs of employers and prepare students for these significant high-paying STEM careers.”
“Learning in the context of real-world projects helps students develop a stronger understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an applied manner. This grant enables Augusta Technical College to provide their students with real-world experience by employing the same software and technology used by leading manufacturers, preparing them for rewarding STEM careers” said Dora Smith, global director, Academic Partner Program for Siemens PLM software.
Source: Augusta Technical College Press Release