First Woman in Guatemala to Achieve CSWA Certification


Posadas Maria Mercedes Gomez is a new type of leader in Guatemala.  Mercedes is a mechatronics student at the Universidad Galileo. She is the first woman in Guatemala to take and pass the Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam and achieve CSWA certification.  


According to Angelica Estrada Hernández,  Galileo’s marketing communication manager, in Guatemala, the number of young women who enroll in engineering is very low.

Universidad Galileo becomes the first university in Guatemala to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Provider.  Mechatronics is a great field for young women like Mercedes to explore new technology and harness their own creative energy.

SolidWorks software doesn’t change its functions in the hands of a man or a woman.  In some countries such as France, the Netherlands, Japan, and the US, students start learning SolidWorks at age 10.  The students are boys and girls.  In these classrooms, everyone can learn SolidWorks, all students can design.

 Qualified schools can apply to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) CSWA Provider at .  Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global development of curricula, content and social outreach for the SolidWorks educational products across all levels of academia.
Marie Planchard
  • manoharan

    it is very pleasant to hear about the school students are learning from the 10 the years old.moreover my heartiest wishes to that woman to got a CSWA certificate.
    my best wishes to the solidworks Team to succeed in their all efforts.

  • http://www.solidsolutions.comsv Alfredo Rodríguez

    En Solid Solutions nos alegramos de los triunfos que la universidad Galileo de Guatemala esta alcanzando y el profesionalismo de sus docentes y estudiantes.
    Felicitamos a María Mercedes por ser la primera mujer en Guatemala en obtener su certificación CSWA y le animamos a seguir siendo un ejemplo de superación.