SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator for STEM Instructors

SolidWorks Accredited Educator

It’s the summer, and as a dedicated Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Educator you work on your SOLIDWORKS skills and learn new lessons to implement in the classroom. Managing your own accreditation in a STEM field is challenging.  When I was teaching, summer was the time to get caught up on family, hiking,  and household projects – then I started to think about students and classes.

Academic administrators have asked us to develop a certification just for educators that promotes STEM competencies using SOLIDWORKS.  The first part is the Technology Educator Competency Exam (TECE), a multiple choice exam based on 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology.

The second part is the Certified SOLIDWORKSAssociate Exam (CSWA).  The CSWA is an applied exam that tests the fundamental competencies of engineering graphics and applied math and science to solve an engineering problem.

Apply here  to become SOLIDWORKS Accredited Educator and if approved,  receive credits to take the TECE and CSWA exams at no cost.  If you are already CSWA certified, you only need to pass the TECE.  Educators – do something for yourself this summer.  Certification is like money in the bank, you never know when you’ll need it.

How does SOLIDWORKS Certification make a difference in your students’ lives?.  Here is a video from Mt Sac College at SolidWorks World 201 4to answer the question.  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