Javelin and SOLIDWORKS help Today’s Students become Tomorrow’s Engineers

SOLIDWORKS software is a big presence in the education community for Ontario and Atlantic Canada Colleges and Universities

Oakville/Dartmouth, August 2, 2010 — SOLIDWORKS’ presence in the education community is strong in Ontario and Atlantic Canada...and growing stronger.  Here at Javelin, we’re proud to play our part in making sure that the workforce of tomorrow is building their skills with the product line that’s going to give them the greatest chance at success when they hit the workforce – SOLIDWORKS.

“Javelin Technologies has sold more licenses in the first half of 2010 than we did in 2008 & 2009 combined” remarks John Carlan, Managing Director at Javelin, with a smile.  “We’re all very excited about the growth that Javelin and SOLIDWORKS are seeing on the Education front.  Today’s students are tomorrow’s engineers.”

And it’s not just Colleges and Universities.  Students in the Province of Newfoundland have had access to over 3,000 licenses of SOLIDWORKS for two years now, and the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick recently came on board purchasing a combined 3,000 licenses for use in high schools across both provinces starting this fall.

Rick Fry with Conestoga College’s Trade & Apprenticeship Program explained that when they made the decision to bring SOLIDWORKS in as their tool of choice, they polled the apprenticeship students on what they were seeing most often in their work placements – making SOLIDWORKS an easy decision. Rick’s department already knew from the Technology Department at Conestoga that they’d receive top-notch support from Javelin, and after taking part in the Continuing Education courses Conestoga offers, that SOLIDWORKS would be easy to learn and easy to use.

It would be difficult to list all of the institutions teaching SOLIDWORKS in Ontario & Atlantic Canada, but here is just a sample:

University of Ontario – Oshawa UNB Saint John
University of Toronto NBCC Saint John
Memorial University of Newfoundland Ryerson University
Sheridan College Algonquin College
Humber College University of Ottawa
Fanshawe College Royal Military College of Canada
Carleton University Mohawk College
Conestoga College University of Waterloo

“Javelin Technologies has been a key proponent for SOLIDWORKS in Eastern Canada. Their success stems from their reputation as a well established company in the market mixed with great customer service. They made a major impact in the educational community by providing SOLIDWORKS to the top ranked Universities across Eastern Canada. Javelin Technologies has created a bridge between their educational customers with their commercial customers so that today’s students will be tomorrow’s engineers.” – Johnny Kim, Northern Region Education Manager, Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp.

If you have any questions about SOLIDWORKS in the Education space, please give us a call at 877-219-6757.  We’d love to hear from you!

About Javelin Technologies Inc.

Javelin Technologies is Canada's premier 3D Design, Analysis, Design Automation, and Data Management Value-Added Reseller (VAR). Javelin is a fully authorized and certified SOLIDWORKS training and support organization. In addition to SOLIDWORKS 3D design products, Javelin is a licensed reseller of the SOLIDWORKS Simulation validation suite of software, SOLIDWORKS PDM data management products and a number of other tools to help your business become more efficient and profitable.


About Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a Dassault Systèmes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) brand, develops and markets software for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading supplier of 3D CAD technology, providing intuitive, high-performing software that helps product design teams develop great products. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site (http://www.solidworks.com/) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).