BobCAD-CAM, the world leader in powerful and affordable CAD/CAM software, recently noticed a high demand for more accessible CAD/CAM software programs in schools. The company launched a new program, Manufacturers of the Future, to answer this demand and provide teachers and students with the latest in design machining software technology at costs that can easily fit into their budgets.
The new program offers advanced CAD/CAM licenses for classrooms, or labs that need multiple stations, at a reduced cost. The teachers are provided with training products, such as instructional videos, and are given technical support to ensure they are successful in developing curriculums and teaching CAD/CAM.
The program was designed to prepare students to enter the manufacturing workforce readily equipped with the necessary design knowledge as well as the actual software required for machining.
Through Manufacturers of the Future, BobCAD-CAM has worked with schools such as Vincennes University, Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, Cleveland Industrial Training Center, Waukee High School, and University of Michigan Medical Innovation Center.
BobCAD-CAM sponsored Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts with a $53,000 CAD/CAM software grant so that the high school industrial engineering program could have the required technology for their students to excel in their labs.
At this year’s Indiana Statewide Machine Trades Contest for high school students, BobCAD-CAM awarded software to the first, second, and third place CNC Division winners, as well as the first place Advanced Division winner.
Most recently, BobCAD-CAM sponsored a Canadian student team, Blazing Arrow, in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge. The team was provided with software and grant money to design, create, and race their own model car against other schools in the challenge. The team took home the 2012 Canadian F1 in Schools Championship, the Fastest Car Award, the Best Collaboration Team Award, and the Best Marketing Award. BobCAD-CAM also provided the team with travel funds to attend the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge World Finals in Abu Dhabi, where they came in a very close second for fastest car.
For more information on the BobCAD-CAM Manufacturers of The Future Program, please contact the Educational Director, Kevin Hughes, at 866-408-3226 ext 168.