Honolulu Community College receives $327 million in software from Siemens PLM Software

Gift will give university cutting edge technology and the resources to provide Hawaii's workforce with the lastest training and education in PLM software

Honolulu Community College
Posted: Oct 31, 2008

HONOLULU — Honolulu Community College (HCC) and the Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) have received an in-kind software gift with a commercial value of $327 million from Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and the leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services. The gift includes software, training, and academic support.

Siemens PLM Software automates the process of managing a product‘s lifecycle. From project management, design, manufacturing, maintenance, and disposal, PLM software ensures that companies are getting the most out of their manufacturing operations and business process. Siemens PLM Software has helped companies streamline their processes and make better management decisions and they have a wealth of experience in working with a wide range of businesses from NASA to Procter & Gamble to Razor USA (makers of the Razor Scooter). In Hawaiʻi, there are a broad range of activities and industries, including defense, medicine, aviation, and construction, that can benefit from PLM software.

"Siemens‘ software grant provides the resources necessary to offer PLM training to Hawaiʻi‘s workforce, and perhaps more importantly, improve Hawaiʻi's competitiveness internationally," said PCATT Director Scott Murakami.

"Siemens PLM Software strives to develop and nurture partnerships that provide significant value for academic institutions because they are educating tomorrow‘s engineers," said Hulas King, director of Siemens PLM Software‘s Global Community Relations and GO PLM Programs. "We will work closely with Honolulu Community College to build upon the strong technical stature of its engineering programs and positively impact its ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists."

The PLM software will also allow HCC and PCATT to provide their students with the latest in technological advancements. Already, the college has discussed the development and incorporation of new courses into its Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies; Information and Computer Science; and, Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology (CENT) programs. Eventually, other campuses and schools in the University of Hawaiʻi System, such as the UH Mānoa College of Engineering, will have the opportunity to utilize the Siemens technology within their curriculum.

The grant is provided through Siemens‘ GO PLM (Global Opportunities in Product Lifecycle Management) program, which leads the industry in the commercial value of the in-kind grants it provides. The program brings together four complementary community involvement programs focused on academic partnership, regional productivity, youth and displaced worker development, and the PACE (Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) program. GO PLM provides PLM technology to more than 979,000 students yearly at nearly 9,500 global institutions, where it is used at every academic level, from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs.


Honolulu Community College (HCC) is an open door, comprehensive community college that offers a broad range of liberal arts courses and 26 career and technical education programs. The college is an integral part of the University of Hawaiʻi System. Students have direct transfer to any of the four-year campuses within the system to complete their four-year baccalaureate degree. HCC offers one of the best educational values in the United States. Students enjoy high-quality education at very affordable tuition rates and receive instruction in small classes taught by well-credentialed faculty who are dedicated to excellence in teaching. The campus is centrally located in the urban core of Honolulu, only minutes from downtown and near many of the largest employers in the state. For more information, visit www.honolulu.hawaii.edu.


The Pacific Center for Advanced Technology Training (PCATT) is a consortium of the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges. The mission of PCATT is to develop and provide training in advanced technology that enhance economic and workforce development programs and initiatives in the State of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Rim. For more information, visit www.pcatt.org.


Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software‘s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through Global Innovation Networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.


The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of Siemens Industry Sector, is worldwide leading in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers — from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.