Siemens gives CT community colleges $315M worth of manufacturing software

Siemens gives CT community colleges $315M worth of manufacturing software

(Hartford Courant, 3/27/17) — Siemens, a German manufacturing and electronics company, is giving the state’s community colleges manufacturing and product design software with a commercial value of $315 million.

“This is great news for our system but especially for our students,” said Mark Ojakian, president of Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. “We are grateful for this in-kind grant from Siemens, which enhances the quality of the education experience our students receive.”

Students in the advanced manufacturing technology centers at Three Rivers, Manchester, Asnuntuck and Gateway community colleges will have access to the software. The program is expected to expand to all of the state’s 12 community colleges over the next 18 months.

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