CadSoft Computer and element14 Asia-Pacific sign multi-year partnership with ITE Singapore

Partnership provides training to prepare students for greater success in careers in electronics design and product developmentMunich, 17 July 2013 CadSoft Computer and element14 Asia-Pacific have partnered with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) of Singapore to provide training on Computer Aided Design of PCB (Printed Circuit Board) for students in Asia-Pacific. CadSoft’s award-winning software, EAGLE, is a user-friendly, powerful and affordable tool for PCB design, and has been used by design engineers worldwide for 25 years.CadSoft Computer and element14 Asia-Pacific, a distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair, will work with ITE on developing the curriculum for PCB design that supports ITE’s Electronics courses, including Schematics Capture, Components of Library Creation, PCB Routing among others.As part of the agreement, ITE will establish a CadSoft-element 14 EAGLE Training Centre at ITE College West. This training centre will be used to provide training in the use of the CadSoft EAGLE software for both ITE students and industry professionals.  CadSoft will supply the necessary licenses and technical support for the training sessions. Through the training, students will learn to work with the EAGLE software on multiple projects before entering a professional career in electronics design.Thomas Liratsch, General Manager of CadSoft Computer said, “We are delighted to team up with ITE and element14 to provide technical education for PCB design. Education is a key success factor for young students and helps them keep pace with the fast developments in the electronics industry. The familiarity and proficiency gained from our CAD training will be an asset to the students for any professional career in the electronics industry.”

Dr Yek Tiew Ming, Principal, ITE College West, welcomed this collaboration, “This partnership reaffirms ITE’s commitment in forging closer partnerships with the industry, moving towards its vision of being a global leader for innovations in technical education. We take pride to partner CadSoft and element14 –global market leaders in PCB Design Software. This partnership will offer an excellent platform for us to draw on their individual strengths and synergise their resources for the common good. It is an actualisation of ITE’s philosophy to continually engage the industry and provide industry-relevant skills, knowledge and values for employability and lifelong learning in a global economy.”Ravi Pagar, Regional Director – South Asia, element14 Asia-Pacific, added, “element14 is delighted to partner with ITE and CadSoft to give students a taste of the real world early on in their course. We work with many industry-leading suppliers to offer solutions, applications and products for electronics design, and this collaboration will pave the way for us to work more closely on industrial projects together to enhance the training of their students.”

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