Purdue University Joins PTC Authorized Training Program for Product Design and Development Technology

Program to meet continuing education needs for surrounding engineering community

NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 3, 2014 — Continuing with its mission to provide best in class teaching and learning to customers and engineering students, PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced that Purdue University is the latest university to join its PTC University Authorized Training Program to deliver PTC software training to the surrounding engineering community.

The training will be administered by Purdue's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center and led by Professor Nathan Hartman in the College of Technology. The PLM Center brings together experts from across the university to serve as valuable resources for industry. Since 2002, the PLM Center has been dedicated to promoting the advancement and implementation of PLM through research and education. The College of Technology's reputation for industry collaboration, use-inspired research and work at high technology readiness levels reaches around the globe.

“The programs offered by the Purdue University PLM Center using the PTC University Authorized Training Program will be instrumental in our efforts to provide professional level courses for companies that develop, produce and sustain products across industrial sectors,” said Nathan Hartman, director of the PLM Center. “Our goal of promoting PLM-oriented education, and our high level of industry engagement with national manufacturers and other organizations, lines up perfectly with PTC’s commitment to continued professional education.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for PTC and our customers,” said John Stuart, senior vice president, global education, PTC. “Purdue University will provide our customers with a unique opportunity to benefit from best practice training traditionally offered by PTC in addition to the research offered at the Purdue University PLM Center. We are pleased to work with the University to give students and others the opportunity to learn about product design software and technology that’s being used by many global manufacturers.”

Participating in the PTC University Authorized Training Program allows Purdue University to leverage PTC University content to support their professional education curriculum. The Purdue University classes include instruction on model-based definition using PTC Creo® design software and configuration management through PTC Windchill® software, the industry’s leading PLM solution with more than 1.1 million users worldwide. Those who successfully complete this coursework will receive a continuing education certificate of completion from Purdue University.

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PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company’s technology solutions help customers transform the way they create and service products across the entire product lifecycle – from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. Get more information at www.ptc.com.

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