SAIT Polytechnic Receives $1.4 Million Educational Software Grant From AVEVA

SAIT Introduces AVEVA PDMS Into its Corporate Training Program

CALGARY, Canada, January 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AVEVA , the leading provider of plant and marine design and engineering lifecycle solutions, has donated $1.4 million in AVEVA PDMS software to SAIT Polytechnic. This initiative will help to meet the challenges and requirements from owner operator and engineering firms, particularly with regards to ensuring their designers have the necessary skills and qualifications for the Alberta market.

In providing this grant, AVEVA Americas is helping support SAIT students by providing state-of-the-art training on the globally renowned engineering design IT solution; PDMS, a best-in-class plant design tool. PDMS has been successfully used in many of the world's most complex design projects, both on and offshore. Highly qualified instructors will lead the SAIT corporate training program, giving designers and engineers access to the most up-to-date PDMS capabilities and providing students with the skills that give them a unique competitive advantage when entering the workforce.

"SAIT is known for providing students with relevant, skill-oriented education that is needed by industry leading firms," said Dr. Larry Rosia, Dean of SAIT's School of Construction. "AVEVA's software contribution to the corporate training program will benefit both students and their employers."

Rob Glasier, Executive Vice President for AVEVA Americas, commented: "We are committed to preparing a new generation of engineers and designers to address the industry's challenges, and we recognize the importance of partnering with leading universities and technical institutes, such as SAIT, to achieve that goal. We are confident that together we will provide the necessary skills and tools the industry needs to complete critical projects safely and efficiently."

For more information regarding the PDMS course, please contact Tracey Nabe at +1-403-303-3335, by email at Email Contact or visit the SAIT Website at http://www.sait.com.

About SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic has maintained close association with business and industry to ensure graduate success since 1916. SAIT offers training in 15 countries around the world and last year had 79,000 course and program registrations.

About AVEVA Group plc

AVEVA is trusted around the world to deliver engineering IT solutions with strategic value to leading companies in the plant and marine industries. For further information please visit http://www.aveva.com.

    For further information, please contact:

    Tracey Nabe
    AVEVA
    Tel: +1-403-303-3335
    Tracey.nabe@aveva.com




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