Forsyth Tech today announced an in-kind software grant from 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, with a commercial value of $40.2 million.
This is the largest single in-kind grant the school has ever received. The in-kind software grant, made through Siemens PLM Software's GO PLM initiative, will provide the college with software introducing students to product design, development and manufacturing processes technology used by many of the worlds leading manufacturing companies.
The software, which includes Siemens PLM Softwares NX software, a comprehensive digital product development solution; and CAM Express software, a full function NC programming system, will be incorporated into the Mechanical Engineering Technology and Machining Technology curricula, which will be used, in part, to train those hired at the new Caterpillar facility in Winston-Salem.
"This grant from Siemens PLM Software exponentially expands our ability to train our students in advanced technologies and prepare them for in-demand manufacturing jobs," said Todd Bishop, Program Coordinator of Forsyth Techs Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
Bishop applied for the grant and will serve as a liaison between Siemens PLM Software and Forsyth Tech.