Tesda hooks up with Autodesk for tech-voc educ

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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) recently entered in three-year partnership with design software maker Autodesk to advance the technical vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in the country.

Tesda director-general Joel Villanueva (left) and George Abraham, head of education for emerging markets at Autodesk, seal the MOA with a handshake. Photo credit: Facebook page of Joel Villanueva

The tie-up will offer Philippine students free access to Autodesk education software in Tesda-owned institutions as well as its network of public and private TVET institutions all over the country.

Joel Villanueva, director general of Tesda, signed the memorandum of understanding with George Abraham, head of education for emerging markets at Autodesk.

“Through this MoU we look forward to supporting the government initiatives in developing a creative economy in Philippines by giving students access to Autodesk’s latest educational design and engineering software and training programs,” Abraham said.

Autodesk learning materials will be made available to Tesda through the Autodesk Education Community portal. Students will have free access to software, a wealth of information and networking opportunities.

Under the partnership, Tesda institutions are able to download free Autodesk Education licenses via the Autodesk Resource Centre (ARC).

Autodesk will also invest resources for the development of professional skills among Tesda students’ through curriculum development.

Villanueva said the software would be made available to current Tesda programs using such material, such as design and drafting, animation, engineering and gaming.

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