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March 11, 2014
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University of British Columbia (UBC) Mechanical Engineering students have found ShipConstructor software to be the industry production standard at the Canadian marine design offices that they have interned at. This includes agencies such as STX Canada Marine and Robert Allan Ltd.

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University of British Columbia (UBC) Mechanical Engineering students have found ShipConstructor software to be the industry production standard at the Canadian marine design offices that they have interned at. This includes agencies such as STX Canada Marine and Robert Allan Ltd.

Wishing to enhance their marketability for jobs in Western Canada’s expanding shipbuilding industry, a group of students approached SSI about receiving training in the company’s ShipConstructor CAD/CAM application. Their goal was to supplement the training they were receiving in school. SSI was delighted to assist the students by providing them with educational versions of its software. SSI also put on a special 3-day training course at the company’s Victoria headquarters that was taught by Consulting Services Manager Steve Ivison.

“Awesome. The training was just perfect.”

Ross Titman.

He and his colleagues appreciated the fact they were getting trained by someone with such an extensive amount of ractical knowledge of ship design and production; Ivison has over 42 years’ experience working in the industry and prior to his job at SSI he worked at 13 shipyards, in 6 countries on 3 continents.

Titman noted, “We were learning stuff you would never learn in a (university) classroom.” He further appreciated the fact that, “ShipConstructor is designed from a construction perspective; you’re not just creating shapes.”

Another student, Karl Jensen, commended the company for their contribution to training students about to enter the workforce. He said the course, “gave us skills we will be able to directly apply in an industrial setting.”

He further noted that their experience with ShipConstructor had been very valuable and that he and the others would advocate for the University of British Columbia to integrate ShipConstructor training into its newly created Masters of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program.

To sum up their feeling about the course, the students presented SSI with a card saying:


Dear SSI and ShipConstructor Team,
Thank you all for the incredible support and training. The opportunity to get leading edge industry exposure is not always possible while doing an undergraduate degree. However, your support will undoubtedly be an asset as we progress towards professional careers in the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. So thank you and the entire team for your support.”

UBC mechanical engineering, 2014

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