KDU Penang seals partnership with IME Trading Sdn Bhd | KDU Penang University College

KDU Penang seals partnership with IME Trading Sdn Bhd

George Town, 19 July – KDU Penang University College (KDU Penang) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IME Trading Sdn Bhd (IME), a member of IME Group of Companies, at its campus today. The collaboration is made to explore opportunities that would develop, support, and enrich the curriculum for the KDU Penang Engineering students. This involves seminars, workshops, as well as other training activities.

As part of the agreement, KDU Penang students will be able to access SOLIDWORKS software tools that they need for engineering design, simulation, sustainable design, and documentation, even when they are not in the classroom. International Certification exam vouchers which includes Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Certified Sustainable Design Associate (CSDA) or Certified SOLIDWORKS Simulation Associate-FEA (CSWSA-FEA) or any combination thereof will also be made available.

3 certifications will be embedded into 3 separate KDU Penang programmes starting January 2018 intake.

Through the collaboration, IME will also assist KDU Penang to set up their SOLIDWORKS Certification Center. Being the first institution in Malaysia recognised as a SOLIDWORKS Certification Center, KDU students could gain professional experience in the field of Engineering and build their project design portfolios with the international professional certification to stand out in the job market.

KDU Penang will also implement SOLIDWORKS Campus Teaching Licenses package Student Refresher training for CSWA or CSDA or CSWSA-FEA examination.

Now, SOLIDWORKS has the highest market share of the overall Computer-Aided Design market. More than 70% of the higher learning institutions in Malaysia are producing graduates with SOLIDWORKS competency. To date, there are 78,711 Certified SOLIDWORKS Professionals worldwide.

Being a SOLIDWORKS partner since the first release in 1995, IME has built a strong community both in the industry and in academia. With the aim of bridging a stronger collaboration between business and education, this partnership is expected to benefit more than 4000 students in 2 years.

CEO Madam Julia Wee represents IME Trading Sdn Bhd. The signing was witnessed by Dassault Systèmes; represented by Mr. Brian Sung, the Vice President of Professional Channel, Asia Pacific South, Dassault Systèmes. Following the signing ceremony, a half-day workshop on Computer-Aided Design for secondary students arranged by KDU Penang was conducted by IME.