Many of you first heard about in February at SolidWorks World 2009. Some of you may have read about it in an article on my blog. Well, it is now official; Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks) has activated the SolidWorks Engineering Stimulus Package™ program to give displaced employees a chance to learn valuable new career skills in 3D Modeling and creating documentation from those models.
Any US or Canadian resident is eligible for the SolidWorks Engineering Stimulus Package, which includes:
- SolidWorks Student Design Kit software which provides you with a 90-day license of the software for non-commercial use. This kit also includes tutorials and documentation for learning the software, plus the SolidWorks eDrawings®, an email-enabled file sharing tool;
- Hands-on test drives and other training from participating SolidWorks value-added resellers (VARs) throughout the United States and Canada.
- Access to the SolidWorks Customer Portal for support, networking, and discussion.
- Free certification testing where you have a chance to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA), a credential that documents a level of competence in using the SolidWorks software, and distinguishes job candidates for selective employers.
DS SolidWorks will also expand this program to other geographical regions in coming months.
To participate in or learn more about the SolidWorks Engineering Stimulus Package, visit www.solidworks.com/ESP.