CNC Software Hosts Mastercam Education Summit 2019
The second annual event catered to educators seeking to teach their students about CAD, CAM and engineering.
CNC Software held its second annual Mastercam Education Summit last month. Educators from various regions of North America gathered for three days of presentations, industry discourse, networking and hands-on training. Education Summit 2019 was structured to enable direct collaboration and dialogue about the needs of the educational community and the benefits of Mastercam curriculum in schools, from middle school through professional development.
According to education product manager Peter Mancini, “The purpose of Education Summit is to connect with teachers. We want to learn how we can better support their efforts to bring CAD/CAM curriculum into our classrooms, share recent developments in our software and curriculum offerings, and stay in tune with our network of users.”
One additional focus of the summit was to help instructors find affordable ways to inspire students to take an interest in CAD, CAM, engineering and manufacturing. Mastercam partners with several organizations, like WorldSkills and SAE International, and sponsors participation in numerous competitions with free software and support.
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