Olds College and Visual 2000 logosMontreal, Canada – Visual 2000 International Inc. announces that Olds College will implement Visual PLM.net™ and Visual ERP™ software solutions at their new, non-profit Apparel Innovation Centre to support students learning within their Fashion Institute. Located on the Calgary campus, the eight month Fashion Marketing Certificate program aims to give students the knowledge and tools they need to succeed in the world of fashion production and marketing.

The popular industry-tailored software, VisualPLM.net, will be used in the training of fashion design, marketing, production and other aspects of the concept-to-consumer fashion lifecycle. Students will also work with the Visual ERP software to understand how to manage a wide range of financial, supply chain, production, warehouse and distribution tasks.

According to Alain Perez, Visual 2000 Director of Canadian Sales, “Many of our customers regularly seek to hire individuals with a good knowledge of enterprise and product lifecycle management software. We are certain that, once Olds College students have been trained on Visual 2000 technology, they will quickly achieve higher levels of creativity and productivity in the fashion industry.”

The landscape of the fashion industry is consistently changing to leverage new technology. The adoption of Visual End2End software will provide graduates of the Fashion Marketing Certificate program with knowledge of modern retail and fashion industry best practices. While other sectors have declined in previous years, the global fashion and apparel industry continues to grow by 2% year over year.

About Olds College’s Apparel Innovation Centre: One of Canada’s newest and most advanced innovation centres created to assist the apparel industry in Western Canada. It is focused on extreme climate apparel research, apparel innovation and hands-on apparel training.

About Olds College Fashion Institute: Founded in 1913, Olds College has focused on hands-on training, applied research and innovative learning to produce skilled graduates for in-demand fields. The Fashion Institute provides students with the opportunity to learn from industry trained faculty, ensuring students leave the program with the highest quality of education.

About Visual 2000 International: Visual 2000 International Inc. develops and markets End2End software solutions for the apparel, footwear and accessories (AFA) industry. The full suite of Visual software includes Visual PLM.net product lifecycle management (PLM), Visual ERP.net™ enterprise resource planning (ERP), Visual SCM.net™ supply chain management (SCM), Visual WMS.net™ warehouse management system (WMS), Visual PLANNING.net™ business intelligence (BI), Visual EDI.net™ electronic data interchange (EDI), and Visual SFA.net™ sales force automation software (SFA) solutions..