Gerber Technology Extends Commitment to Training and Education with Launch of Gerber Universityl; Online Courses Designed to Help Customers Boost Product Proficiency

25 April 2008 –Tolland, Conn., USA – Gerber Technology, a business unit of Gerber Scientific, Inc., (NYSE: GRB), the world leader in automated CAD/CAM and PLM solutions for the apparel and flexible materials industry, introduces Gerber University, an eLearning training option for Gerber customers. This web-based training curriculum is designed for experienced users who are looking to increase their proficiencies or to learn new features and functionalities of updated versions of Gerber’s systems and software.

Gerber University allows users to maximize their educational experience while reducing costs, because they select, register, participate and complete the courses at their own convenience and pace. Each course includes a series of tutorials followed by a final exam that users must complete within 90 days.

“In today’s workforce, we are facing ongoing budget and resource challenges that can interfere with a customer’s ability to travel and participate in off-site training sessions,” said Janell Copello, Supervisor, Software Product Services – Americas, for Gerber Technology. “Gerber recognizes the increasing importance of providing a convenient and customized educational resource to ensure our users maintain a competitive edge in the industry.”

 Gerber University Online Training

Gerber University offers a variety of online training courses throughout the year that are self-paced tutorials with multiple lessons that focus on production planning, design, pattern development, costing and marker making.

Gerber is currently offering three online courses that focus on WebPDMTM, AccuMarkTM Standard Alterations and Data Conversions. The WebPDM course aims to help users better understand data tables and the WebPDM scheme. The course on AccuMark Standard Alterations helps users learn how to apply and verify alterations for apparel pattern pieces, and the Data Conversions course helps users to use the Data Conversion Utility to convert data easily to and from AccuMark. In addition, Gerber will be offering a fourth course on AccuNestTM which will be available to users at the end of April. The AccuNest course will cover the UltraQueue program, to help prioritize nesting jobs to get the most out of AccuNest. The cost per course ranges from $200 to $500.

 

Gerber Training

Gerber offers a variety of software training, consulting and implementation services. These include instructor-led classes offered at Gerber Technology facilities worldwide, or at customer sites. Gerber University is currently available for North America, and in addition, the company offers product webinars. The webinars are short live feature seminars which are scheduled approximately every four to six weeks. The topics vary and each webinar lasts about two to three hours. Multiple customers can sign up for these sessions. The cost per webinar is $80 a seat/session.

For more information on Gerber University and available courses please visit: http://www.gerbertechnology.com/default.asp?contentID=410

 

About Gerber Technology

Gerber Technology (www.gerbertechnology.com), a business unit of $625 million corporation Gerber Scientific, Inc., develops and manufactures the world's leading brands of integrated software and hardware automation systems for the sewn products and flexible materials industries. These systems automate and significantly improve the efficiency of information management, product design and development, pre-production, and production processes. The company offers specialized solutions to a variety of end-user markets including apparel, transportation, furniture, composites and industrial fabrics. Gerber Technology’s world headquarters are located in Tolland, Connecticut, U.S.A. with regional offices, agents and distributors in more than 125 countries serving a total of over 17,500 customers through 16 Customer Solutions Centers on six continents. The company engineers and manufactures its products in various locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

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