Fanshawe receives $248M software grant from Siemens Canada

Saturday February 04, 2017
Written by MA Staff
Fanshawe receives $248M software grant from Siemens Canada
PHOTO: Fanshawe College
Feb. 4, 2017 - A new partnership between Fanshawe College and Siemens Canada aims to provide new learning opportunities for the college’s engineering students.

The $248-million grant — which includes NX softwre for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering — will enable students in the School of Applied Science and Technology to use real-world software technology in their classroom. The software is part of Siemens’ PLM Software business, a global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services for a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, medical devices, shipbuilding and electronics.
 
“This investment by Siemens PLM Software will help us unlock the potential of our engineering students, ensuring they are well prepared for relevant and rewarding careers upon graduation,” said Fanshawe president Peter Devlin. “We thank Siemens for their support of Fanshawe College.”

“Siemens understands that the skills needed for the future of manufacturing are very different from what we have needed in the past,” said Robert Hardt, Siemens Canada president and CEO. “We are dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital talent by providing students with the advanced technology necessary to become the leading engineers of the digital future.”

London, Ontario-based Longterm Technology Services, a Siemens Channel Partner, worked closely with Fanshawe and Siemens PLM Software on this grant.

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