Dassault Systèmes, Skill-Lync Join to Upskill 10,000 Engineering Students Annually Across India

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PUNE, India, Jul 5, 2022 – Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) announced its partnership with Skill-Lync to upskill over 10,000 engineering students and professionals annually for co- branded talent transformation programs. The collaboration aims to embed industry leading practices into the engineering curriculums by providing students with project-based learning modules, frugal engineering practices, as well as trainings and certifications in the latest, groundbreaking technologies. Dassault Systèmes will also train Skill-Lync support engineers with more than 10 years of experience, to help them in imparting cutting edge education to the students. The collaboration is focused on improving graduate employability, bridging the gap between industry and academia and empowering the workforce of the future.

In rhythm with Government of India’s New Education Policy (NEP), Skill-Lync is actively partnering with educational institutions to provide curriculum integration across domains for students starting from their second year in college. The partnership will cover Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform along with courses on its brand applications including CATIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, SOLIDWORKS, and ENOVIA. The content development for the coursework will involve inputs from various industry leaders. Dassault Systèmes will further facilitate interaction with the industry to ensure Skill-Lync invests in building the right content. The programs are focused on giving experiential learning to the students and professionals in different industries. One of the many highlights of the program is the first hand experience of building electric vehicles (EV) from scratch along with masterclass videos visually presenting the EV building process for students interested in polishing their skills in the automotive industry.

“Nurturing the workforce of the future is one of our key focus areas in India and we are glad to partner with Skill-Lync in this journey. Preparing the students and young professionals by skilling them in emerging technologies will make them instrumental in boosting the economic growth and lead to a wider adoption of digitalization across industries. Real-life simulation scenarios can enhance the experience thinking capabilities of students and help them develop deep expertise that complements their career growth,” said Deepak NG, Managing Director India, Dassault Systèmes.

“With the support of industry leaders, we are trying to address the gap between the curriculum and the workplace skill requirements in the engineering domain. We are delighted to partner with Dassault Systèmes for bringing industry leading practices in our coursework with their guidance and support. The transformation of India’s emerging skilled workforce can be fueled by learnings through real-life simulations of the professional environment and we are focused on making such unique opportunities easily accessible for our students,” said Krishna Bandaru, Chief Business Officer, Skill-Lync.

Skill-Lync currently offers over 250 industry-relevant, job-specific courses. Students complete the coursework and join leading companies like Renault Nissan, Continental Automotive, Tata Elxsi, Tata Technologies, KPIT, Mahindra Electric, and more. Several organizations are also leveraging Skill-Lync platform to provide technical training to their employees. Private universities and autonomous colleges are integrating Skill-Lync courses with the their third and fourth year engineering curriculums. With the support of Dassault Systèmes, Skill-Lync is developing new courses and expanding its library to include latest industry trends and requirements.

Dassault Systèmes is committed to inspiring, nurturing, and developing the workforce of the future in India in technologies that matter. It has developed eight 3DEXPERIENCE Innovation Centres to date, focused on diverse industries, in conjunction with State Governments. Its 3DEXPERIENCE Edu department provides programs and resources to foster collective intelligence on key emerging roles and skills, redefine the way academic institutions and businesses collaborate to accelerate the adoption of new methods in industry, and transform education through experience-based learning.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative 3D virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers push the boundaries of innovation, learning and production to achieve a more sustainable world for patients, citizens, and consumers. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com

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