SAIT Polytechnic Receives $1.4 Million Educational Software Grant From AVEVA



    SAIT Introduces AVEVA PDMS Into its Corporate Training Program

    CALGARY, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - AVEVA (LSE: AVV), the leading provider of plant
and marine design and engineering lifecycle solutions, has donated $1.4
million in AVEVA PDMS software to SAIT Polytechnic. This initiative will help
to meet the challenges and requirements from owner operator and engineering
firms, particularly with regards to ensuring their designers have the
necessary skills and qualifications for the Alberta market.
    In providing this grant, AVEVA Americas is helping support SAIT students
by providing state-of-the-art training on the globally renowned engineering
design IT solution; PDMS, a best-in-class plant design tool. PDMS has been
successfully used in many of the world's most complex design projects, both on
and offshore. Highly qualified instructors will lead the SAIT corporate
training program, giving designers and engineers access to the most up-to-date
PDMS capabilities and providing students with the skills that give them a
unique competitive advantage when entering the workforce.
    "SAIT is known for providing students with relevant, skill-oriented
education that is needed by industry leading firms," said Dr. Larry Rosia,
Dean of SAIT's School of Construction. "AVEVA's software contribution to the
corporate training program will benefit both students and their employers."
    Rob Glasier, Executive Vice President for AVEVA Americas, commented: "We
are committed to preparing a new generation of engineers and designers to
address the industry's challenges, and we recognize the importance of
partnering with leading universities and technical institutes, such as SAIT,
to achieve that goal. We are confident that together we will provide the
necessary skills and tools the industry needs to complete critical projects
safely and efficiently."
    For more information regarding the PDMS course, please contact Tracey
Nabe at +1-403-303-3335, by email at tracey.nabe@aveva.com or visit the SAIT
Website at http://www.sait.com.

    About SAIT Polytechnic

    SAIT Polytechnic has maintained close association with business and
industry to ensure graduate success since 1916. SAIT offers training in 15
countries around the world and last year had 79,000 course and program
registrations.

    About AVEVA Group plc

    AVEVA is trusted around the world to deliver engineering IT solutions
with strategic value to leading companies in the plant and marine industries.
For further information please visit http://www.aveva.com.





For further information:

For further information: Tracey Nabe, AVEVA, Tel: (403) 303-3335,
Tracey.nabe@aveva.com

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