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NEEDHAM, Mass. ― May 7, 2013 ― PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) today extended congratulations to its company-sponsored, award-winning teams at the FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship in St. Louis, Mo., April 24-27, 2013.
Estimates indicate there will be 2.4 million jobs created in STEM fields in the U.S. by 2018, but only 25 percent of high-school students today complete basic math and engineering course work. The need for more graduates in science, technology, engineering and math is felt by many global manufacturers, so it is critical that programs such as FIRST are successful to help fill the pipeline of future engineers, as well as to build a qualified work force.
“Programs like FIRST help students get excited about science, math and technology at an early age,” said John Stuart, senior vice president global education, PTC, adding, “It’s about making an investment for the future, and we at PTC think this is a major priority. We’re proud to continue our support of FIRST and we congratulate all the teams that participated in this year’s Championship.”
Founded over 20 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen, the 2012-2013 FIRST season attracted over 300,000 youth worldwide and more than 120,000 mentors, coaches and volunteers from over 60 countries. The annual programs culminate in an international robotics competition and celebration where teams win recognition, gain self-confidence, develop people and life skills, make new friends, and perhaps discover an unforeseen career path.
NEEDHAM, Mass. ― July 11, 2013 ― PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) today announced its newly launched PTC eSupport Portal has been honored as a “Top Ten Best Support Website” for 2013 by the Association of Support Professionals (ASP). This distinction, given to companies that demonstrate excellence in online service and support, acknowledges the complete transformation of PTC’s global support program that is designed to dramatically improve the customer experience. Earlier this year, PTC replaced its traditional software maintenance programs with an entirely new set of differentiated global support solutions that maximize user productivity, optimize system performance, reduce risk and help control costs.
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