BeehiveFund Announces Over $17,000,000 In-kind Grant from Siemens PLM Software

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Over $17,000,000 in-kind grant from Siemens PLM Software enables BehiveFund to offer training to fulfill the need for qualified technology-trained professionals in manufacturing.

BeehiveFund, a 501(c)(3) educational entity, today announced it received an in-kind software grant, with a commercial value of over $17,000,000, from Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

With the in-kind grant of Siemens Tecnomatix® portfolio, the industry leading digital manufacturing software, BeehiveFund’s training offerings will now have the same technology that companies around the world depend on every day to develop innovative products in a wide variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, machinery, shipbuilding, high-tech electronics, medical devices, food, and many more.

Dr. Sanju Patro, Director of BeehiveFund's TMAC Gulf Coast program, is grateful to Siemens PLM Software for this generous grant of advanced engineering software. This partnership enables BeehiveFund to meet the needs of employers and prepare the future workforce for these significant high-paying STEM careers. Dr. Patro believes that with this invaluable assistance, BeehiveFund will be better able to pursue its mission of disseminating technical knowledge across all industries.

“Despite an immediate, critical need for qualified technology-trained professionals in manufacturing, our customers have difficulty finding qualified candidates,” said Dora Smith, global director, Academic Partner Program, Siemens PLM Software. “Working with BeehiveFund, Siemens PLM Software is helping prepare individuals with the knowledge and experience to fill this skills gap and become highly qualified employees.”

With a team of seasoned professionals and an extensive network of additional resources, BeehiveFund and its TMAC Gulf Coast program are available to assist students in the Gulf Coast region and Houston area businesses in developing their incumbent workforce. Additional information can be found at and at

Tecnomatix is a trademark or registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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