Irvine, CA (June 22, 2005) – CADTRAIN, a leading provider of e-Learning for Pro/ENGINEER, has added additional capabilities into its COACH/LMS product to help companies like Raytheon bridge the gap between Learning and Knowledge Management.
Raytheon has been using CADTRAIN’s COACH/LMS product since 2001 and has seen a very high adoption rate for users completing the Pro/E training and developing their Pro/E skills. However, becoming an effective engineer at Raytheon requires more than just Pro/E training. It is also critical to know engineering best practices, corporate best practices, six sigma and other skills related to Raytheon’s product development processes.
Raytheon in Tucson was the first division to use COACH/LMS as the key component of their Top Gun Certification Program. They wanted a solution that would provide off the shelf capabilities for learning Pro/E but would also allow them to add their own customized content that supports the design environment at Raytheon.
With the success achieved by Raytheon in Tucson and other Raytheon locations, COACH/LMS has now been extended to the rest of Raytheon’s facilities worldwide.
CADTRAIN's e-Learning provides Pro/ENGINEER training to a wide range of mechanical design and manufacturing professionals. Raytheon employees can now access the COACH curriculum from anywhere and can tap into CADTRAIN’s complete library of e-Learning courses for Pro/E. In addition, each division can access their own unique custom content that supports their product development practices.
“CADTRAIN is very pleased to see Raytheon extend their usage of COACH/LMS to all of their facilities worldwide,” noted Dave Cohen, vice president of CADTRAIN. “Raytheon’s commitment to developing the skills of their users has helped them reduce their traditional instructor-led expenses as well as decrease the number of support tickets to their help-desk. By providing the right knowledge for their employees, Raytheon is able to reduce their expenses and dramatically improve the skills of their users.”
CADTRAIN was founded in 1989 and focuses on the development, marketing and support of e-Learning and Knowledge Management solutions for CAD and PLM users. CADTRAIN's learning solutions include COACH – a complete curriculum of e-Learning courses for Pro/ENGINEER; COACH/LMS – a complete Learning System for Pro/ENGINEER; and the CADTRAIN Online Learning Center – a hosted learning site for Pro/E professionals. More than 1000 companies worldwide use COACH as a key part of their training and support strategy. Additional information on CADTRAIN, COACH, COACH/LMS and the CADTRAIN Online Learning Center is available at