Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) to advance the learning environment in Singapore secondary schools through the use of Autodesk design software. This nationwide partnership will enable over 200,000 secondary school students to access Autodesk’s professional-grade software. This marks the first time IDA has partnered with a software company to provide mentoring and technology access across all of Singapore’s secondary schools, as well as software training for all teachers.
In Singapore, Autodesk provides technology suites and project-based curricula that support how educators teach in primary and secondary level classrooms, encouraging creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and integrating design into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. At a post-secondary level – and now, as a result of the MOI, for the first time at the secondary level – Autodesk collaborates with educators and technical experts to develop curricula that align classroom learning with industry trends to better reflect the workplace. Students and educators can also take certification exams that validate their industry level skills.Autodesk Education Autodesk Education wants students of all ages to imagine, design and create a better world. By partnering with academic leaders and institutions, Autodesk Education is helping educators to build skills and engagement, both in and out of the classroom, in order to prepare students for successful careers in architecture, engineering and digital arts. Autodesk Education offers the technology and learning resources that inspire the next generation of professionals, while providing institutions with educational pricing, training, curricula and community resources. In 2012, Autodesk provided more than 50 million students with access to Autodesk technology and software, and there are currently more than 5.8 million members in the Autodesk Education Community. About Autodesk Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries — including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects — use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com. Autodesk and AutoCAD are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document. © 2013 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.