• Back-to-School, Forward in Learning: Kickstart the school year with Fusion 360 CAD and CAM Educator Resource Centers

    Back-to-School, Forward in Learning: Kickstart the school year with Fusion 360 CAD and CAM Educator Resource Centers

    As the summer draws to a close and back-to-school season beckons, we at Autodesk have been thinking about the rollercoaster that the academic community—educators, students, parents—has ridden over the last few years and wondering: How do we return to normalcy, and most importantly, return to engaging today’s generation of students? While normalcy is a permanent […]


  • Autodesk and SkillsUSA Announce New Partnership to Lift Up the Next Generation

    Autodesk and SkillsUSA Announce New Partnership to Lift Up the Next Generation

    Founded in 1965, SkillsUSA is nonprofit organization that supports and grows the country’s workforce, imparting professional skills while addressing the very real skills gap that affects workers and employers alike. With a rigorous program, curricula, and credentialing process, SkillsUSA is working to ensure students graduate with the technical aptitude and soft skills needed for their […]


  • Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Marginalized Communities in Rural Kentucky

    Bringing Additive Manufacturing to Marginalized Communities in Rural Kentucky

    Somerset Community College (SCC) is uplifting its local community in rural Kentucky, empowering women in the workforce and creating opportunities for marginalized groups. SCC is pushing the boundaries of what a technical education could look like, broadening its impact by bringing additive manufacturing to everyone regardless of their gender, socioeconomic positioning, or background. This year, […]


  • Closing the Manufacturing and Construction Skills Gap

    Closing the Manufacturing and Construction Skills Gap

    Identifying Skill Gaps Digitization in manufacturing and construction, along with an aging cohort that will soon retire, has resulted in a decades-long shortage of skilled workers in these industries. An estimated 4.6 million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade—the manufacturing and construction skills gap could leave 2.4 million positions unfilled […]


  • University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and STEM-Based Education in the UK

    University Technical Colleges (UTCs) and STEM-Based Education in the UK

    What are University Technical Colleges (UTCs)? In 2009, University Technical Colleges (UTCs) were established in the United Kingdom as STEM-focused, government-funded institutions advocating for a new approach to education. Their mission? To help students move beyond linearity into a more dynamic, do-it-yourself learning environment that focuses on the application (versus the theory) of skills. University […]


  • From Drawing to Drone: Students at RWTH Aachen Gear Up for Industry 4.0

    From Drawing to Drone: Students at RWTH Aachen Gear Up for Industry 4.0

    Imagine attending a university workgroup where at the end of every project, an airplane will be launched—where students come together to develop unmanned, partly autonomous aircrafts and participate in competitions around the world? Students in the Aachen Drone Development Initiative (ADDI) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany have made this a reality. Founded in 2018, […]


  • Five Certifications, One High-Schooler, Boundless Opportunity

    Autodesk has long been offering career-boosting certifications, committed to laying the groundwork for professional and academic learners to boost their careers with industry-relevant skills. People all over the globe have shared how these certifications have helped define their paths. But it’s astounding to hear how one person—a high-school student—was certified five times over—that’s a first. […]


  • Where Mentorship and Internship Intersect

    Where Mentorship and Internship Intersect

    Autodesk offers mentorship opportunities internally and to students, fostering connection and lifelong learning.


  • Students Play Their Way into Learning with Contest-in-a-Box

    Students Play Their Way into Learning with Contest-in-a-Box

    It’s that time of year where leaves turn and the motivation to finish out the semester inevitably goes into early hibernation for the winter. Adding the complexities of online or hybrid learning, students are facing real barriers to remaining engaged with their schoolwork as the semester winds down. This makes it more important than ever […]


  • Keeping Pace with Job Trends in Construction and Manufacturing

    Keeping Pace with Job Trends in Construction and Manufacturing

    Research shows how job trends will impact the skills required for students to enter tomorrow’s workforce.