Danville Community College (DCC), in the Virginian town of 41,000 people, is altering the perception of two-year colleges—one student at a time. The reality of skyrocketing tuitions at four-year universities has caused students to rethink their academic futures. Community colleges like Danville are resurfacing as excellent alternatives to the traditional, and expensive, four-year university track. […]
Thanks for stopping by. We’re glad you’re here. The audience: Who is the Learn Lab for? The Autodesk Learn Lab is for participants in the learning, education, training, and workforce development ecosystem across the industries that Autodesk serves. If you’re looking to teach, educate, train, empower, help, inspire, inform, lead, engage or otherwise support students or lifelong learners in manufacturing, engineering, architecture or construction, […]
A major challenge in the life of any professional is competence—whether one is competent for the job at hand, how to maintain that level of competence, and how to prepare for future changes. If you layer onto this the speed at which technology is accelerating and the evolving nature of how we work, professionals all […]
Schools and universities all over the world have closed due to COVID-19, and to say the transition has happened quickly is an understatement. Almost overnight, educational institutions have had to reimagine what teaching looks like through the lens of a virtual environment and likewise, teachers have borne the brunt of the responsibility in terms of […]
It all started with Heather Beebe’s skull—her 3D printed skull, that is. Beebe was a pre-med student collaborating with Eric Wooldridge, professor and head of the additive manufacturing program at Somerset Community College (SCC)in Kentucky. Together, they worked to3D print an actual MRI scan of Beebe’s skull, with the goal of helping to illustrate innovative […]
University of Bristol engineering student combines his love of mountain biking with a curiosity about generative design to offer A.I.-powered solutions to a cycling company in the UK. The story begins with a fortuitous meeting in a garden shed over a cup of tea. Engineering student Ben Boxer contacted Joe McEwan—an accomplished engineer who was in the process of turning his hobby of designing […]
Twice a year, the Autodesk Foundation invites Autodesk employees to apply their expertise through Pro Bono Team Consulting Projects to support nonprofits and startups addressing social and environmental challenges. Learn about a pro-bono project at a girl’s school in Rwanda that helped solved a real-world problem. Read the full article here.
The widening skills gap. Automation. A pandemic. How can we continue to create opportunities for workers in an ever-changing world? Autodesk believes in nurturing the mindset for continuous learning and providing opportunities to demonstrate and validate skills to help achieve career goals. Read the full article here.
In an effort to help bridge the opportunity gap, Boston-based Digital Ready is launching “Year 13,” a new program for Boston public high school graduates. In partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology, and with support from the Barr Foundation and City Councilor Michael Flaherty, this initiative will provide a no-cost, accelerated pathway into college and future career paths related to architecture, engineering, […]
The World Economic Forum estimates 1 billion people will need to be reskilled by 2030. This global skills gap represents a looming crisis across all industries we serve. To address this challenge, Autodesk is developing lifelong learning solutions to help workers keep pace by learning new skills and earning professional credentials that will create opportunity for the […]