SAE, CADPO Announce Partnership with KNVL for Certification Delivery in India

Warrendale, PA (February 23, 2005) - The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Cadpo announce Kalyani Net Ventures Limited, India (KNVL) as the first Certified SAE Automotive CAD Certification Delivery Partner in India . SAE Automotive CAD Certification is the industry's only international program that provides the standard for developing and measuring automotive CAD skills globally.

"We have had tremendous interest in this automotive CAD certification throughout India, " said Kevin Perry, manager, professional development, SAE. "We are pleased to have KNVL as a delivery partner"

"With such a strong dedication for industry focused training, KNVL is the ideal partner to deliver this type of industry focused certification program,� said Sharon Toh, Managing Director, Cadpo Asia. "With a client base Fortune 500 companies like DaimlerChrysler, Honda, Toyota , Volvo, Isuzu, Renault, New Holland, Mitsubishi, Mercedes and Caterpillar, KNVL brings extensive automotive expertise to certification candidates."

"This Automotive CAD Certification program is exactly what the Indian automotive industry needs right now," said Shyam Takale, director, KNVL. "This partnership with SAE and Cadpo is strategic initiative for KNVL to deliver the highest quality automotive focused training in India . Many of our key clients have already expressed interest in implementing certification in their 2005 training strategy. Now it will be easier for automotive companies in India to identify industry talent, with automotive-specific design & engineering skills, an understanding of the automotive best practices and to bridge the gap between theory and industry application."

KNVL is the official training partner for the Western India region & the company has plans to expand and bring the SAE certification to other regions in India .

Program Background:
To develop quality and consistency in automotive design resources around the world, SAE and Cadpo have been working with leading automotive organizations to create the industry's first automotive CAD certification. The certification increases the knowledge necessary to be a successful automotive CAD engineer and addresses specific needs outlined by some of the leading OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including: the need for an independent industry-recognized program; the need to apply rapid changes in technology and automotive processes to shorten the product development cycle; the need for hiring professionals to identify design engineers equipped to solve automotive design challenges in the context of CAD applications; and the need for manufacturers to provide a professional development path for design engineers.

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