SHANGHAI and PLANO, Texas, February 15, 2006 – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the launch of its NX Designer Certification Program at Shanghai Jiaotong University. The program helps students prepare for the global workplace and enhances their ability to contribute in a professional environment.
Seventy-nine students and faculty participated in the pilot certification process in which UGS’ NX™ digital product development software helped students experience PLM processes in a classroom environment. Three more NX certification exams are planned during the first quarter of 2006 in China.
“Both our students and faculty will benefit from the certification,” said Professor Guanlong Chen, dean, School of Mechanical Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University. “The pilot was impressive, well-organized and professional. The program measures students’ mastery of the design tools and I believe the certification will improve their potential for success in the recruiting market. We’ve used NX in our design and manufacturing curriculum for more than three years and we are pleased to get involved in this pilot event.”
“In the PLM space, companies are beginning to see the need to first train and then measure the knowledge and skill of their workers in order to get the maximum benefit from their investment PLM Tools,” said Russ Boyd, manager, Global Certification Program for UGS. “Automotive industry customers are looking for every advantage they can find in choosing their PLM tools and having skilled workers means higher productivity levels.”
UGS and its products recently received several awards from prominent Chinese media including “AI (Automobile Industry) Outstanding Solutions Provider” and “Top 100 IT Provider” in automobile industry for 2005 by Automobile Industry; “Top 10 International IT Supplier of 2005” by MIE of China; “Best PLM Provider of 2005” by ERP World; “Golden Software of 2005” by Software World; “Recommended Best Design Software of 2005” by e-Manufacturing, for NX™ software; and “Star Product of 2005” by CWEEK for Teamcenter software.
Shanghai Jiaotong University is one of China’s oldest universities, and is directly subordinate to the Ministry of Education, jointly run by the Ministry and Shanghai Municipality. Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiaotong University has a student population of approximately 23,000 students, and composes of 19 schools (Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering; Mechanical & Power Engineering; Electronics & Information and Electric Power Engineering; Material Science & Engineering; Sciences; Life Science & Technology; Humanities & Social Science; Civil Engineering & Mechanics; Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Management; Foreign Languages; Agriculture & Biology; Environmental Science & Engineering; Pharmaceutics; Medical; Law; Media & Design; Information Security; and Software.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organisations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
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