3 Decades of Skilling the world and
crafting careers for millions.

Celebrating 30 years of Excellence

The largest network of CADD Centre didn't magically appear in its current wide-screen with various outlets spread across the world in the span of overnight. It took many years (30, to be exact) to evolve from a 400 sq. Ft room to the extended boundaries of the world today. It was 1987 when we started to end the epidemics of unskilled individuals and unemployment and crafted a precious journey.

The Journey: 30 Years, Many Stories:

1987 - Dec 25th The Journey Begins

  • Mr. C R Vaitheeswaran started Shanthi Anand CADD Centre in partnership with Mr V Sathyamoorthy, to offer design services for Engineering Companies in around Chennai.
  • Mr R Parthasarathy was the first engineer to join the company with CAD skill and spearhead the CADD Centre start up and beyond.
  • The first CADD Centre was born - in a 400 sq ft room with 4 computers!

1988 - Partners with Autodesk

  • Autodesk Inc, USA appoints CADD Centre as the First Authorized AutoCAD Training Centre in India.
  • The first ever class commenced on March 2, 1988. Mr. Parthasarathy conducted classes and prepared other engineers alongside.
  • First exclusive training for a corporate company - Bharat Earth Movers Ltd, Bangalore conducted at Chennai.

1989 - First Centre outside Chennai

  • CADD Centre's first branch at Bangalore was opened in Dickenson Road with 6 employees.
  • In house Training successfully conducted for Kirloskar Electric, HMT, BHEL, Indian Telephone Industries, BEL, ISRO, BFW and many others.

1990 - The Capital City Beckons

  • Starts its first training centre in India's capital, New Delhi, at Greater Kailash.
  • By venturing into New Delhi, CADD Centre truly became a pan Indian Organisation, providing students everywhere with training to hone design skills.

1995 - The Franchising Movement Begins

  • Commits itself to franchising for expansion with an aim to create entrepreneurs and to replicate its successful training model in other parts of the country.
  • CADD Centre’s first franchise centre is opened at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Mr.V.R Chander- 1st Franchisee Partner ( December 1st 1995).

1996 - Sets Foot in Andhra Pradesh

  • In 1996 Andhra Pradesh witnessed the inauguration of two franchise centres.
  • On 20th January 1996, Hyderabad opened a franchise centre to provide specialized CAD training.Vizag, not to be left behind opened its CADD Centre on February 17, 1996.

1997 - Announces Scholarship for Students

  • Launches CADD Quest as an annual scholarship exam to encourage meritorious engineering students to get trained in engineering software.
  • CADD Quest was the first aptitude exam to award students with scholarship to pursue CAD Courses. CADD Quest followed the unique concept of awarding scholarships according to marks scored.

1999 - CADD Centre Goes Global

  • Creates its presence in Nepal and Colombo by opening international franchise centres.
  • Launches courses in Color Graphics and Multimedia, an emerging field in India.

2001 - Becomes a Multi-Product Training Centre

  • From a single product training company, offering courses in Autodesk's AutoCAD, CADD Centre introduces courses and becomes a multi-product training company.
  • Creates courses in project management, primarily to help engineers equip themselves in project management, as they move up the career path.

2002 - World Starts to Take Notice

  • Wins Best Franchisor Award from Franchise India Holdings in the “Technical Education” category.
  • Launches courses in MSC NX Nastran, the world's most widely used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver.

2005 - Crosses 100 Centre Mark

  • A milestone in the history of CAD training industry in India is crossed: CADD Centre opens its 100th franchise centre.
  • Launches Master Diploma course in Interior Design. Launches Emerging Trends and Technologies, a structured seminar programs. The first event happens at Bangalore.

2007 - Enters into Creative Skills Training

  • Floats a new division: DreamZone, as an institute to teach creative studies.
  • Introduces new courses in leading software products including SolidWorks and Primavera, a project management software.
  • Crosses another milestone by opening its 200th franchise centre

2009 - Electronic CAD in a Big Way

  • Launches courses in Electronic Design Automation based on OrCAD, Pspice, two leading electronic CAD products.
  • Launches courses in Revit Architecture.
  • Middle East market opens for CADD Centre. Launches new centres in Bhutan and Qatar. Also opens a centre at Maldives

2010 - Asia's Largest Network of CAD Training Centres

  • CADD Centre crosses 300 centre mark.
  • Opens a new centre in Dhaka.
  • Launches courses in Unigraphics NX, a product lifecycle management product from Siemens.
  • CADD Centre boasts of centres in 11 countries.

2011 - Diversification that Delivers

  • Launches Synergy School of Business Skills, a training division to offer courses in business skills.
  • Collabration with Siemens PLM software to launch an exclusive training in NX Nastran a premium computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool ,enabling designers to produce safe, reliable and optimized designs.

2012 - A Silver Jubilee Saga

A humble beginning, with 6 members, today in its 25th year, CADD Centre is 400 employees strong. Expanded to over 312 centres in 14 countries and partnered with top engineering companies. Trained over 8 lakh students ; won the "Best Franchisor Award - Education" from 2002. Awarded the "Business Leadership Award" and ranked among the Top 100 Franchise Opportunities in 2012.

2013 - Empowerment and Certification Launched

  • Launches LIVEWIRE a niche IT training institute creating professionals for emerging technology industries and specialist technology jobs.
  • Launches CCUBE a CADD Centre Competency Certification for students and professionals in various software and modules.

2014 - Progress Multifold Service at Its Best

  • Launch of Dream Flower, One Channel and CADD@School.
  • Over 520 franchise outlets.
  • Presence across 24 countries.
  • Trained more than 1Million Engineers.

2015 - Synergy, Global REP of PMI

  • CADD Centre's Synergy becomes Global REP of PMI, USA
  • ELS Educational Services-India signs a strategic partnership with CADD Centre for 500 study abroad counseling centers throughout India.
  • Relaunch of CCube certification centre.as Vendor neutral

2016 - Best International Organization

  • Recognized as the "Best International Organization in Skill Development" by ASSOCHAM, India.
  • Launch of Dream Wellness in association with "Naturals" Training Academy
  • Launch of SAP training centre in association "Broadline Institute"

2017 - Celebrating 30 Glorious years

CADD Centre began in the year 1987 with 6 members; and today, boasts of 650 employees spread over 30+ countries with 700 outlets. Having trained over 14 lakh students, CADD Centre has now become an Approved Training Partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Additionally, ASSOCHAM recognizes the Skill Development efforts second time consecutively + Signs MOU with State Bank of India under SBI's Skill Loans Scheme 2017

2018 - JST Rally Kanyakumari to Kashmir

  • Workforce Central launches Job Secured Training program (100% placement assurance)
  • CADD Centre & Workforce Central team Undertakes JST rally about “Skilling India” (Kanyakumari to Kashmir/8000km/18 days)
  • Oracle accredits CADD Centre as “Fastest Growing Primavera Partner in India”
  • Received “The Excellence in Training Award” at Asia-Pacific HRM Congress Awards organized by Times Ascent.
  • Recognized as "The Most Enterprising Brand of the Year" for Skill Development Training in Design by WBR - Brand Management Consultancy
  • Received ASSOCHAM Award for the third consecutive time. This time Placement World Wide (PWW) received a Gold Trophy for "Best Institute: Placement".

2019 - Indian Business Excellence Awards at Indo- UK Global Business Conclave, London

  • Won the Indian Business Excellence Awards as the Skill Development Training Company of the Year at Indo-UK Global Business Conclave 2019, London.
  • CADD Featured in the Forbes list of Global Indian Brands & Leaders
  • Dreamzone – a division of CADD enters Guinness World Record
  • Launched course on Electric Vehicle Technology

There are plenty of milestones passed along the way, from the crossing the mark of 100 centres in 2005, completion of 25 successful years in 2012, and completion of glorious 30 last year. The initiation of scholarship program- CADD Quest, the creation of franchising model, marking the global reach, transforming to multi-product training centre, a partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are some significant accomplishments.

Moreover, CADD Centre acts as the robust stem to various branches in the fields of education as Dreamzone, Synergy, Livewire, Dreamflower, Skillease, Franchise Global, One Channel Placement Worldwide etc. Follow along with our timeline as we point out a few of the critical folks, products, and way stations on this journey in the past 30 years. Educating 1.4 million students, working with a team of over 650 employees, and handling the operations across 30+ countries has been an experience to share, indeed.

3 Decades of Skilling the world and
crafting careers for millions.

Celebrating 30 years of Excellence

World Class Training, World Over.

Asia's biggest network of CAD training centres

1000+ Franchise Outlets in 30+ Countries

Trained over 1.5 Million Engineers & Professionals

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