December 1, 2014 - Donation will help students gain sought-after skills to fill the growing need for highly trained manufacturing workers.
Cimatron, a leading provider of integrated CAD/CAM software solutions for toolmaking and manufacturing, is donating software valued over $1.7 million to Southeastern Community College (SCC) in Iowa.
The CimatronE software-a CAD/CAM solutions for tool and die, and mold makers as well as manufacturers of discrete parts-will be used to provide training for students in design and advanced manufacturing.
This donation helps meet the talent needs of manufacturers. It is one of the largest donations to SCC and will provide the foundation for training students from high school through college to meet the increasing demand for manufacturing expertise by companies in Iowa.
The agreement was facilitated by the Lee County Economic Development Group to foster the development and employment in the county. Training on CimatronE software for mold, die making, and manufacturing will be part of the curriculum for Associated of Applied Science in Computer Assisted Drafting and Advanced Manufacturing degrees.
"This will elevate the status of SCC among prospective students and employers as a college on the cutting edge of CAD/CAM," said Dr. Michael Ash, President of Southeastern Community College.
For more information and to view the full press release regarding this $1.7 Million donation, click here.