Career and Technical Teachers and Students Succeed with CSWA

Guy Gangemi CSWA Students First Class From Greater Lowell

When you walk into your office and find someone left a newspaper article promoting a local school, you know you are going to have a good day.  For everyday I know that career and technical teachers are faced with tough challenges.  Guy Gangemi, technical teacher from Greater Lowell Technical High School in Tyngsboro, MA has transformed his program in a difficult economy. 

First, Guy became a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA).  Then he applied to become a Certified SolidWorks Exam provider.  Four of his students achieved CSWA certification.  Now, through the Great Lowell Tech High School evening program, Guy also helps out the adult learner by offering SolidWorks based classes after work.

Career and Technical teachers around the world send me great stories.  Last week, technology teacher Jay from Pennsylvania told me one of his students took and passed the CSWA exam.  Jay wasn't giving the exam this semester.  So why did the student want to take an exam when not required?  Well Jay's student is applying to top engineering schools in the US.  They are all very competitive and the student figured studying and preparing for CSWA certification would help in an engineering school not only for the application process but also because they all use SolidWorks.

For the career and technical teachers that use SolidWorks to help your students and provide the certification exam for their future, SolidWorks says thank you for letting us have a great day.  Marie




Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard