Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"No Engineer Left Behind" Retraining Program Launches Today

I am thrilled to announce our "No Engineer Left Behind" program, a $250,000 investment in the local design and engineering community throughout the Midwest. FISHER/UNITECH is offering free training, software and a potential internship opportunity to qualified displaced engineers.

Starting today, displaced designers and engineers who have been laid off within the last 12 months from a position where 2D or 3D CAD was used, are eligible to participate in our No Engineer Left Behind retraining program.

Displaced workers can visit the No Engineer Left Behind section of our website for details and to register.

We are offering enrollment in a three-day, Introduction to SolidWorks course, being held each month, February through April 2009, in each of our ten locations throughout the Midwest. Once a candidate is accepted into the program, he or she will attend the free training course, receive a copy of SolidWorks 2009 Office Professional for 30-day evaluation use, and their contact information will be sent to FISHER/UNITECH customers that have expressed interest in extending an unpaid 30-day internship to program participants.

This is a win-win situation for our customer base and displaced engineers. Our customers receive assistance with projects in their design and engineering departments and displaced workers receive training, software and the chance to gain valuable field experience while they continue to seek employment. Acceptance into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis, granted the minimum requirements are met.

For more information on this great community service program, please contact Lisa Van Giesen at 800-816-8314, ext. 7129 or via email.

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