Singapore`s 200,000 Secondary School Students to Learn Autodesk Design Software

Wed Feb 6, 2013 8:26am EST

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Autodesk Inks MOI with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore 
SINGAPORE--(Business Wire)--
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.

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Autodesk inks agreement with Singapore Infocomm Development Authority.
Nationwide partnership will enable over 200,000 secondary schools to access
Autodesk's professional-grade software. (Photo: Business Wire)

Students will use the Autodesk Education Master Suite and Autodesk Entertainment
Creation Suite for Education. Applied to the daily secondary school curricula,
the suites include Autodesk software used by professional architects, engineers
and digital artists. The goal is to help students develop technological skills
that can be applied across many disciplines. 

Andrew Khaw, Senior Director, Industry Development Group, IDA said, "This new
collaboration between IDA and Autodesk underpins our shared efforts to invest in
Singapore's infocomm talent, grooming them into next-generation leaders and
skilled professionals. We appreciate Autodesk`s commitment to providing all
secondary school students hands-on exposure to professional-grade software, as
well as valuable job shadowing opportunities. With such strong support from
industry and academia, we are hopeful that more of such partnerships will come
to bear, opening new and exciting possibilities for our young talent." 

Chris Bradshaw, Autodesk Chief Marketing Officer and SVP Reputation, Consumer
and Education, said, "We are collaborating with IDA to ensure that today`s
students make a profound impact on the world through innovation, creativity, and
smart design. Concurrently, we are also working with Singapore educators to
develop curriculum, training programs and lesson plans. Autodesk helps educators
and students think beyond traditional academic borders, become engaged with the
commercial sector, and explore ideas through the use of advanced technology." 

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.

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