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ITE Singapore sets up training centre with CadSoft and element14

Caroline Ng | July 19, 2013
A multi-year partnership is set to boost electronics design training in the institution.

Institute of Technical Education (ITE) Singapore, has established a joint training centre with electronics components distributor, CadSoft Computer and technology solutions distributor, element14.

Located at ITE College West, the CadSoft element14 EAGLE (Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor) Training Centre will provide training for students and industry professionals in the use of the EAGLE software.

EAGLE is a computer-aided design software used by engineers for 25 years. The eighth time product-of-the-year winner, awarded by Elektronik, offers great value to schools with its free lifetime support, as well as the flexibility of interchanging between all three operating systems.

The training aims to acquaint students early with 'a taste of the real world' for professional careers in electronics design.

"The familiarity and proficiency gained from our CAD training will be an asset to the students for any professional career in the electronics industry," said Thomas Liratsch, general manager of CadSoft Computer.

Ravi Pagar, regional director of element14 South Asia, said their connection with industry-leading suppliers will enable them to "work more closely on industrial projects together to enhance the training of their students."

Under this partnership, CadSoft will collaborate with ITE to develop its PCB design curriculum in the electronics faculty. This includes schematics capture, components of library creation and PCB routing.

Dr. Yek Tiew Ming, principal at ITE College West, said the new training centre represents a closer relationship with the industry. A move to prepare students with industry-relevant skills and increase their employability.

"This partnership will offer an excellent platform for us to draw on their [CadSoft and element14] individual strengths and synergise their resources for the common good," he said.


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