Dassault Systèmes has opened its first SolidWorks Authorised Training Centre (SATC) in India, with the aim of producing 15,000 SolidWorks trained professionals each year.
The centre is the first of a planned 50 to open in the next five months, offering organised SolidWorks training to increase the size of the certified user community in India.
The Indian CAD market is expected to have grown annually by 13.5 per cent over last four years, with the gap in certified skills being a restrictive factor.
The move should also help speed up user adoption of SolidWorks, boosting the international recognition of India’s increasing design community and the skills base it is fostering.
“I am delighted at this global first that SolidWorks in India has achieved with the roll out of the SATC programme,” whooped Ken Clayton, VP of SolidWorks worldwide sales, watching a vertically-charted sales graph. “SolidWorks is keen to support the nation’s agenda of bridging the sharp skills gap which the country is currently facing.”
Using the extensive reseller community across India, future SATC’s will be encouraged to set up privately.