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Futureskilling involves taking on a forward-thinking mindset, skillset, and toolset to thrive in work and beyond. For Autodesk, investing in students and educators stems from understanding the deeply impactful role academia plays in the global future. Expanding access to a broad portfolio of design technology, programs, and communities empowers learners to problem-solve pressing design and engineering challenges. Going beyond simple upskilling or reskilling, futureskilling prepares designers, makers, and doers for tomorrow’s world.

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Preparing the Industry 4.0 workforce

A generational transformation in manufacturing is expanding the gap between education programs and industry workforce needs. Educators can take steps to mitigate the impending risk and prepare students for the modern workforce.

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Our impact in action

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    Pasadena City College

    Advisory board guides curriculum

    Pasadena City College relies on its industry advisory board to help them become Industry 4.0 ready.

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    Davis Technical College

    Blind students learn machining

    Davis Technical College is making a career in manufacturing accessible for all, including the visually impaired, with their CNC Enhanced program.

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    Ivy Tech

    Supporting lifelong learners

    Ivy Tech partners with Autodesk to provide opportunities for students to move beyond the basics and learn advanced skills like generative design.

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