Category: Career Readiness


  • Tinkercad Grows Community to 50+ Million Members

    Tinkercad Grows Community to 50+ Million Members

    Autodesk pioneered the first cloud-based CAD software in 2011 with the launch of Tinkercad—a powerful, free, web-based tool supporting the foundational skills of innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding.   Tinkercad turned 10 last year—marking a decade of bringing design and make skills to the innovators of tomorrow. Since its introduction, Tinkercad has helped educators prepare […]


  • 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 […]


  • Upskilling for the Future with Instructables Student Design Challenges

    Upskilling for the Future with Instructables Student Design Challenges

    College student Nachum Twersky and high school student Teddy Warner participated in the New Year, New Skill Student Design Challenge, taking the grand prize and second place wins, respectively. Read on as they share insights into the wonderful world of upskilling by using Instructables as a platform to prepare for their future careers. Twersky is […]


  • In Nigeria, a Nonprofit Teams with Engineering Students for Gas Safety

    In Nigeria, a Nonprofit Teams with Engineering Students for Gas Safety

    Gas leakage explosions have become a concern in Nigeria, causing increasing fire outbreaks in local communities. To save lives and prevent property damage, the Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF) training program is addressing this issue under the 3D Africa program—a prototyping and engineering program within YTF that uses emerging technology like 3D printing to educate […]


  • Summer won’t put the brakes on Fusion 360 learning and certifications

    Summer won’t put the brakes on Fusion 360 learning and certifications

    When the school term gives way to summer, educators and students won’t need to put the learning aside. There are a wealth of opportunities for students to sharpen their Fusion 360 skills, and for educators to brush up on Fusion 360 learning tools and develop projects to share in the classroom when the fall term […]


  • Learning Robotics in Japan with the FIRST Competition

    Learning Robotics in Japan with the FIRST Competition

    At the Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan, about 30 teenagers from schools in the Tokyo, Saitama, and Chiba prefectures gather every winter and early spring to learn robotics and build a robot—and not your everyday robot. The students are members of SAKURA Tempesta, a robotics team that’s competed in the worldwide FIRST Robotics Competition […]


  • Glitch and the BattleBots Las Vegas Competition

    Glitch and the BattleBots Las Vegas Competition

    Over the past two pandemic years, many students had to start college virtually—not the ideal entry point for most. In the fall of 2020, and Katherine How entered the University of California, Berkeley, mid-pandemic, and had to figure out how to connect to her new school and classmates from her home in Canada. The story […]


  • One Student’s Path From Work to School and Back Again

    One Student’s Path From Work to School and Back Again

    Transitioning from the safe cocoon of academia to the wide-open plains of professional life can intimidate anyone. With industries and skillsets transforming quickly with Industry 4.0, the journey can feel foggy and it’s easy to get lost in the grind of it all. But there are many ways to get from point A to point […]


  • “Make It Modular” Circular Design Scholarship Contest

    “Make It Modular” Circular Design Scholarship Contest

    Imagine your community as a material bank, rich with resources to reuse. This describes the circular economy model, which makes the built environment sustainable by upcycling waste, circulating existing materials, or regenerating nature. Through a new scholarship contest, Autodesk is challenging high school students to apply circular economy principles, reusing a shipping container to design […]


  • Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Certification

    Advanced Manufacturing Jobs Certification

    Manufacturing is undergoing a digital makeover. This accelerated digitization of a traditionally “offline” industry has created a growing skills gap—and manufacturing professionals increasingly need both mechanical and software skills with certifications to succeed. That’s where Humanmade comes in. Home to San Francisco’s first advanced manufacturing training center, Humanmade offers the hands-on training, tools, and facilities […]