The PTC IoT Academic Program is a “Passport” to the Future for Students, Makers, and Researchers
Discrete manufacturers are building smart, connected products and need to hire students with Internet of Things (IoT) skills to remain competitive. A recent study published by the World Bank1 estimates that over the next 10 years there will be two million unfilled Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-related jobs globally. The PTC IoT Academic Program, when integrated into curriculum, helps educators prepare students for gainful employment to these companies.
The PTC IoT Academic Program consists of the ThingWorx application enablement platform in a PTC hosted environment where students and educators can build their own IoT applications. Users also gain access to step-by-step educational content and ThingWorx training from PTC University with curricula that will help them quickly learn the platform as well as a community web presence to share knowledge and support. PTC works with corporate customers as well as market partners to ensure that students from all disciplines are better prepared to meet the needs of today’s IoT world.