SolidWorks to Set Up Living Lab in ITE College Singapore


A brand new SolidWorks Living Lab (the Lab), will be set up at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). The four-year partnership was signed today between SolidWorks Authorised Reseller 3D ClassWorks (3DCW) and ITE Singapore. The partnership signals the creation of a one-stop SolidWorks resource centre that will cater to the needs of ITE students, staff and industry professionals.

The signing of the partnership marks a leap forward for Dassault Systèmes (DS) SolidWorks Corp. into Singapore’s education sector. SolidWorks Computer Aided Design (CAD) software offers the leading 3D CAD technologies for design, simulation, and engineering analysis.

Ken Clayton, vice president worldwide sales, DS SolidWorks commented, “SolidWorks skills prepare students to achieve their academic goals and to pursue their professional careers.”

3DCW will provide the relevant SolidWorks training for ITE staff, for the purpose of technology transfers or updates. 3DCW will also collaborate in the development and implementation of a SolidWorks ITE CAD Certificate, which is a CAD preparatory training programme targeted at secondary students who intend to pursue engineering and design courses at the ITE.

Through the implementation of the Lab, ITE will become the SolidWorks Certified Training and Support Centre for Singapore. The Lab will be equipped with relevant resources provided by ITE and 3DCW, and facilitated by a Certified SolidWorks Professional.

Kunhimohamed Naduvanchery, CEO of 3D ClassWorks commented, “This programme is designed to ensure that most of the students entering the relevant engineering and design courses in ITE would possess fundamental CAD skills that prepare them to enter the workforce and embark on successful careers.”

The agreement was signed by Kunhimohamed Naduvanchery, CEO of 3D ClassWorks and Tan Seng Hua, Principal of ITE College Central. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Ken Clayton, vice president worldwide sales, DS SolidWorks and Liew Beng Keong, Deputy Principal, ITE College Central.

Tan Seng Hua, Principal of ITE College Central said during his speech, “I am enthusiastic about the development of this resource centre as it seeks to provide our students, staff and professionals in the industry with the necessary skills on a world class platform.”

Clayton commented, “The signing of this MoU is a clear commitment from DS SolidWorks, 3D Classworks and ITE Singapore towards creating a world class infrastructure and CAD training that will ultimately benefit the industry in Singapore.”