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Siemens giving NC community college software

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Energy company Siemens is giving Central Piedmont Community College computer software valued at $32 million to help prepare students for advanced manufacturing careers.

The Charlotte Observer reported (http://bit.ly/1qxOuoU ) Siemens is giving the school its product lifecycle management software used to analyze and manage data used to bring a product to market.

The gift will allow the school to give 40 students per year training on the software. It will also be used to help 18 students in a Siemens apprenticeship program

Siemens is a German conglomerate that makes generators and steam turbines for energy firms at its Charlotte plant that employs 1,600 workers.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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