By DE Editors
Autodesk, Inc. has announced a new initiative to benefit displaced workers participating in the Autodesk Assistance Program (AAP) and recent graduates entering the workforce.
AAP Participants who have completed Autodesk Inventor certification and downloaded a student license of Autodesk Inventor software can now bring that license to a new job, at a fraction of the cost to their employer. Employers hiring Autodesk Inventor certified designers and engineers registered in the AAP program can convert their student license of Autodesk Inventor to a full commercial seat, all for the price of subscription and a minimal processing fee, a saving of up to 85 percent over the commercial price, according to the company. Employers also receive a 25 percent discount on 16 additional products offered through the Autodesk Assistance Program.
Autodesk is also offering the same upgrade program for Inventor Certified students. Postsecondary graduates who have used free downloads of Inventor by virtue of limited-time student licenses can now take that expertise with them to their commercial employer.
”With Autodesk Inventor software and training of displaced workers and students, employers have access to both skilled workers and less expensive software,” says Tom Cameron, vice president of Americas, manufacturing sales at Autodesk. “This is a win-win solution that delivers the digital prototyping advantage through Autodesk Inventor and enabling the design and building of better products in less time.”
The Autodesk Assistance Program has more than 15,000 participants worldwide, according to the company. It was designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design, and manufacturing industries maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills, and improve their job prospects in a difficult economy.
For more information, visit the Autodesk Assistance Program site.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.