Dassault Systèmes Launches Network of Competence Centers

Dassault Systèmes has announced the launch of the global 3DEXPERIENCE Edu Centers of Excellence program designed to provide educators, students, professionals, businesses, and governments with access to a network of competence centers with continuous project-based learning. This will enable current and future employees to contribute to the rapid digital transformation of industries.

The program aims to meet the global need of training students and professionals with the knowledge and competencies that would enable them to thrive in the environment where professional standards are rapidly changing and new specialties are emerging. For such sectors of the economy as industrial production, healthcare, biotechnology and scientific research, infrastructure and construction, it is becoming especially relevant. Cross-industrial digital solutions in these segments strongly influence all stages of the product development lifecycle — from idea creation to product retirement.

The first competence centers to join the program were the CampusFab and the Trades and Qualifications of Excellence Campus located in the Southern French Industrial Cluster (CMQE-SUD), as well as the K-Tech Centre of Excellence in Aerospace & Defence in India. Also, among the first were the Composites Manufacturing & Simulation Center (CMSC) at Purdue University in the United States and the Center for Industrial Innovation for the Aerospace Sector (CIIA) in Mexico. They all work closely with employers in the aerospace, automotive, and energy industries, as well as manufacturers of electronic equipment. With government funding, the centers and their industry partners are working to introduce new learning models using digital methods and technologies. All that is aimed at improving the skills of local specialists.

The competence centers that have joined the 3DEXPERIENCE Edu Centers of Excellence program offer unique training opportunities that combine the use of 3DEXPERIENCE solutions for 3D and mathematical modeling, simulation modeling, and prediction of material, product and industry behaviors, with the most modern production equipment. In addition, the competence centers offer training courses and programs developed in collaboration with local employers. Instructors of these programs are certified to work on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This way, students, operators, technicians, engineers, and inventors will be able to increase their competitiveness in the labor market and subsequently master the most advanced technologies without any difficulty, being able to use professional equipment like, for example, the Anisoprint Composer A4 3D printer for composite materials.

“Creating learning facilities that continuously adjust to the rapid transformation of industries can only be achieved by combining efforts from government, local employers, academia and technology providers. The 3DEXPERIENCE Edu Centers of Excellence program leverages our experience in collaborative learning programs and in the continuous reinvention of industry practices with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform at their core. Through this network of centers, we can strengthen these combined efforts and enable the emergence of new models for businesses, work and education,” commented Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President in charge of Industry, Marketing and Sustainability at Dassault Systèmes.

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