LMKR brings GEOGRAPHIX® SOFTWARE to SAIT Polytechnic classrooms


Calgary, AB(August 9th 2013): LMKR, together with SAIT Polytechnic jointly announced today, the signing of a 3 year software grant agreement for the LMKR GeoGraphix® product line. This agreement will enable the School of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) at SAIT to incorporate the use of the LMKR GeoGraphix® software into courses for students enrolled in its Exploration Information Technology (EXPT) diploma program.

"The LMKR University Grant Program has been designed for academic institutions involved in training the future talent of the upstream oil and gas industry," said Jahanzeb M. Khan, Regional General Manager, LMKR North & South America Operations. "Through this program, LMKR wants to put GeoGraphix® into university classrooms across the globe and equip today's students with a strong foundation in the technology that they will need for success in tomorrow's job market."

Students starting in fall 2013 will have access to LMKR GeoGraphix®, which has already been installed in in the EXPT lab at SAIT. LMKR will also provide quarterly training and mentoring sessions for students so they can better understand the software.

"At SAIT, we work closely with industry to ensure students are equipped with the most up-to-date training in their chosen field," said Rand Ayres, Dean of SAIT's School of ICT. "Through the LMKR University Grant Program, SAIT will be able to provide comprehensive training in LMKR GeoGraphix® to our students and continue to build upon SAIT's strong legacy of creating industry leaders of the future."

LMKR has an ever increasing customer base in Canada as well as North and South America, creating a need for personnel trained on LMKR GeoGraphix®. Through the University Grant Program, LMKR aims to bring GeoGraphix® into the classrooms of leading geoscience and engineering universities allowing graduates to have a thorough understanding of the software before embarking on their careers. The inclusion of LMKR GeoGraphix® in SAIT's coursework, builds on the institute's promise of delivering industry leaders for generations to come.

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