A Very Good Neighbor

Chris Koepfer - March 7, 2014

Ohio Governor John Kasich is seen at the Atlantic hosted "Building the Future:  Manufacturing's Software Revolution" event on February 19, 2014 in Norwood, Ohio. The governor addresses the audience in the Siemens' motors manufacturing facility.


Recently, from its historic Norwood, Ohio, motor manufacturing facility near Cincinnati, Siemens announced a $66.8 million in-kind software grant to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Students there will now have access to the same Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software used throughout the global manufacturing industry to design, develop and manufacture some of the most sophisticated products in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, machinery, ship building and high-tech electronics.

The software will be used in Cincinnati State’s Center for Innovative Technologies to help support its mechanical engineering and industrial design technologies' programs. Access to current CAD software gives students real-world experience that will make them more valuable to potential employers, something we all can support.