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Company Gives Away Its Latest Industrial Design Technology to 1000 UK Schools

Originally Published 12 October 2000
US Software giant Parametric Technology has given away its latest industrial design CAD/Cam technology to 1000 UK schools as part of a scheme in partnership with Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Head teacher Steve Sutherland of Ravenswood School in Bromley, Kent, received the 1,000th set of free software at a special ceremony on Thursday 25th May 2000 at 4pm at the Warwick University London Office at 11 Tufton Street, Westminster. Steve Sutherland received the Software from PTC Senior Vice President, Barry Cohen. He was joined by Stephen Timms MP Financial Secretary to the Treasury with special responsibility for IT.

The software, called Pro/Desktop, can be loaded onto schools own computers yet is a powerful package in use in industry and normally sells for around ?3,000.

The Cad/Cam in Schools Initiative was launched last summer and is being managed by the Design and Technology Association on behalf of the DFEE. Organisations supporting it include the CBI and the Warwick Manufacturing Group at Warwick University.

Professor Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director of the Warwick Manufacturing Group said:

"We are delighted to be part of this partnership in which brings the latest industrial design technology to the class room and will help us develop the next generation of engineers and product innovators"

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