If you worked in architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing field and recently became unemployed, AutoCAD is offering you a chance to gain some skills. With computer-assisted drafting (CAD) knowledge, you can create accurate and detailed drawings for items ranging from blueprints to 3D objects. This skillset is in high demand for jobs.
The Autodesk Assistance Program offers
- Free Software License: Any student license of AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Autodesk Inventor Professional, and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
- Free Online Training: On-demand training available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Reduced-Cost Classroom Training: Many Autodesk Authorized Value Added Resellers and Autodesk Training Center (ATC) partners are offering classroom training at their training facilities for free or for a significantly reduced fee. (Offerings will vary, please check with your local reseller or ATC to get details)
- Certification: Certification preparation and exams available at discounted rates.
This is a great opportunity for those looking to upgrade their skills. However, there are eligibility requirements. Remember, you must be unemployed and previously worked in architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing field. Autodesk may contact your former employer to see if you qualify. This program is being offered from April 2nd, 2009 until December 31st, 2009.
If you are interested in other free online learning programs, check out the MIT courseware. Almost all the MIT course materials for undergraduates and graduates are available. You will not get a degree or certification but you can improve your future job skills.