The Algerian Ministry of Education Selects Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks Education Edition to Support Education Reform

55,000 Licenses Purchased to Train Next Generation of Engineers and Designers

VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 27, 2013Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the Algerian Ministry of Education has signed an agreement to deploy SolidWorks’ Education Edition software application in technical classes across all of its 550 high schools.

The Ministry has been involved in a series of reforms to help align the education system with international norms and increase the effectiveness of foundation courses, particularly in science and math. As such, it was important to find a 3D design application that provides students with the same tools used by engineers and designers around the world. The Ministry will deploy 100 licenses of the SolidWorks application in each of its 550 schools and provide remote laptop access to the software for every student.

In order to develop role models, teachers are encouraged to become Certified SolidWorks Professionals (CSWP), recognition that they are able to successfully use the features within the SolidWorks application. All schools will also become certified administrators of the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) exams for students. These certification tests enable students to demonstrate strong design skills, giving them a competitive advantage in the engineering industry. Students will also be able to take advantage of a Student Engineering Kit (SEK) license, which they can use on their personal computers in order to improve their knowledge and develop their creativity.

Dassault Systèmes' value added reseller, ALCADWorks, worked closely with the Algerian Ministry of Education to provide a solution to support its commitment to the “Knowledge-Based Economy,” which invests in the skills of the next generation of engineers and designers, starting in elementary schools and continuing through university education.

Bilel Hassaïd, Founder and Manager of ALCADWorks, commented, "This national-scale project undertaken by the Algerian Ministry of Education will help improve students' ability to compete in an international, knowledge-based economy. The user-friendliness of the SolidWorks Education Edition and the certifications available will enable both students and teachers to quickly become proficient with SolidWorks, providing a source of innovation and creativity for these future engineers."

“The educational ecosystem is a crucial component in the evolution of product design and innovation and we are proud to support the Algerian Ministry of Education’s commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Bertrand Sicot, CEO, SolidWorks, Dassault Systèmes. “The deployment will have a positive impact on the performance and innovation in both the Algerian and global industrial sectors, as these students become highly trained, skilled engineers and designers capable of working anywhere.”

Powered by Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, SolidWorks Education Edition is currently available through local resellers. For more information: http://www.solidworks.com/sw/products/education_products.htm

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, SIMULIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, NETVIBES, 3DSWYM and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.



Contact:

Dassault Systèmes Press Contacts
Corporate / France
Arnaud MALHERBE, +33 (0)1 61 62 87 73
Email Contact
or
Americas
Elena FERNANDEZ, +1 (978) 442-2790
Email Contact
or
EMEA
Virginie BLINDENBERG, +33 (0) 1 61 62 84 21
Email Contact
or
China
Grace MU, +86 10 6536 2288
Email Contact
or
Korea
Jahyun AHN, +82 2 3270 7893
Email Contact
or
Japan
Yukiko SATO, +81 3 5442 6445
Email Contact
or
India
Seema SIDDIQUI, +91 1244 577 100
Email Contact
or
AP South
Tricia SIM, +65 6511 7954
Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
Siemens Goes ECAD With Mentor Graphics Acquisition
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer for IDEX Corporation at West Jordan,, UT
GIS Analyst II for Air Worldwide at Boston, MA
Business Partner Manager for Cityworks - Azteca Systems, LLC at Sandy, UT
Senior Structural Engineer for Design Everest at San Francisco, CA
Upcoming Events
Design & Manufacturing, Feb 7 - 9, 2017 Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA at Anaheim Convention Center Anaheim CA - Feb 7 - 9, 2017
Innorobo 2017 at Docks de Paris Paris France - May 16 - 18, 2017
Display Week 2017 at Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S Figueroa St Los Angeles CA - May 21 - 26, 2017



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise