USA Veterans Initiative Program

Free Training for Veterans of the US Armed Forces on Computer-aided Design (CAD), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) and PLM Software

The Siemens PLM USA Veterans Initiative Program is a regional productivity program targeted at veterans of the US Armed Forces to develop their skills in STEM-related careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Siemens PLM Software will provide scholarships to cover the cost of instructor-led training classes executed at our Siemens PLM Software Universities. There are 4 CAD courses, 3 CAM courses and 4 Teamcenter PLM courses to choose from; the courses range from 2 to 5 days.

Program Participation Eligibility

All veterans of the US Armed Forces who meet the program criteria are eligible to participate. For the prospective student, the requirements are that you:

  • Must be a United States veteran (served in any branch of the United States military)
  • Are transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce, underemployed, unemployed or a current active duty veteran enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) program
  • Have prior education or experience in engineering, drafting, machining, logistics or supply chain
  • Meet the minimum prerequisites for each course intended to take

Prospective students are admitted on a space-available basis following the registration process. Tuition will be waived assuming the program participation eligibility criteria are met.

Registration Process

  1. Determine if you are eligible (see "Program Participation Eligibility" above).
  2. Visit Siemens PLM Software Training and search by location for the training site of your choice.
  3. Search for upcoming classes that are included in the program (see "Available Courses" below) to find the date and location of your class.
  4. If you are in the VA's VR&E program, contact the Siemens PLM Software training office for additional information.
  5. If you are unemployed or underemployed and are not in the VA's VR&E program, call or email Tom Armstrong at Still Serving Veterans to complete the registration process.

Available Courses

TR10051-TC Essentials for NX Designers
Duration: 5 days
Prerequisites: None

TR10053-TC Basic Design
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: None

TR10010-TC Drafting Essentials
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisites: TR10053-TC Basic Design or TR10051-TC Essentials for NX Designers

TR13155-TC Introduction to NX for Experienced Users
Duration: 5 days
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of parametric modeling and master model concept

TR11021 NX Manufacturing Fundamentals
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisites: TR10053-TC Basic Design

TR11055 Turning Manufacturing Process
Duration: 3 days
Prerequisites: TR11021 NX Manufacturing Fundamentals

TR11080 Fixed-Axis and Multi-Axis Milling
Duration: 4 days
Prerequisites: TR11021 NX Manufacturing Fundamentals

TR25100 Introduction to Teamcenter
Duration: 1 day
Prerequisites: None

TR25150 Using Teamcenter
Duration: 4 days
Prerequisites: None

TR25350 Installation
Duration: 5 days
Prerequisites: TR25100 Introduction to Teamcenter

TR25450 Data Model Administration
Duration: 2 days
Prerequisites: TR25100 Introduction to Teamcenter

View the course catalog for more information on course locations and dates.

Purpose of the Veterans Program

Siemens PLM Software is a leading provider of technologies to industry, and we recognize the current shortage of skilled workers. Veterans make great employees because they already possess a discipline and high work ethic. By providing training on our technologies, we can give veterans additional skills that might make them employable with Siemens or Siemens’ clients.

Employment at Siemens PLM Software

Siemens does not guarantee employment to anyone. All veterans are encouraged to apply to positions with Siemens for which they are qualified. Training on the software will give you additional skills which might make you more marketable for employment at Siemens or with Siemens’ 70,000 clients who use our CAD/CAM software technology.

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