Under a new agreement, VIA University College of TEKO Design & Business Birk plans to use Infor Fashion PLM within a course that is part of its Professional Bachelor's Degree in Design and Business Purchasing Management, giving students access to real world applications which are designed to support purchasing management in particular.
Supported by Infor's Educational Alliance Program (EAP), 50 professors and students will have access to Infor Fashion PLM, as used by customers such as Dansk Supermarket, in order to help them develop the technical expertise and experience the industry demands. Those students enrolled in the course will be eligible to apply for certain internships and graduate placements at Infor from May 2018 through the Infor EAP Scholars program.
"Expedited by a surging demand for technology skills, Infor's EAP continues to work with leading educational establishments around the world. We are delighted to be working with VIA University College, Denmark," says Mark Stewart, director, Infor Education Alliance Program, EMEA. "Understanding current product lifecycle management applications is intrinsic to any design role, and our relationship with Denmark's largest University College has been established in recognition of this. We look forward to working alongside staff and students alike to help ensure they get the most out of the solution, learning through practical classes, company projects and industrial work placements, with the goal of developing the very skills which future employers value."
"With 19,000 students studying across eight campuses, it is paramount that we deploy the very latest thinking and toolsets to support our focus on professional practice," adds Inger Catherine Gerdsen, professor for VIA Design, purchasing management, VIA University College, Denmark. "Technology is at the heart of business and design, and as such, we are delighted to partner with one of the leading technology platforms in this field to help ensure our students enter industry ready to hit the ground running in their chosen roles."