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Case Study: Autodesk Bridges Skills Gap, Builds Talent Pipeline with Digital Credentials

By 2020, there will be 10 billion people on the planet driving an increased demand like never before for manufactured goods--from houses and cars to computers, bikes, and video games. The people behind the development and creation of all those manufactured goods are also in high demand. But as rapid technological advancements change the nature of designing and manufacturing goods, designers, engineers, and architects need new, specialized skills to keep up.

Enter Autodesk. Autodesk is the global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, which is used to create core elements of the manufactured environment people interact with every day--from smartphones and movie effects to high-performance cars and skyscrapers. To meet the demands of the rapidly evolving manufacturing and construction industries and close a crucial skills gap, Autodesk launched a training and certification program with digital credentials through Credly’s Acclaim platform. 

“Due to the rate of industry changes, lifelong learning is not only a key requirement of the next generation of people who will work in those industries, but a key requirement emerging for our existing customers today. We see learning as being key to the way that workers will be successful in the era of automation,” says Jaime Perkins, Director of Learning Strategy and Design at Autodesk Education. 

A new case study details how Autodesk uses digital credentials to empower the workforce and build a talent pipeline for the future; what the company looked for in selecting a digital credentialing partner; and results from a survey of the program’s digital credential earners conducted by Credly. (Spoiler alert: 91% of survey respondents consider an Autodesk digital credential to be valuable. And, 44% of earners surveyed have benefited financially from having an Autodesk digital credential.) 

Download a free copy of the full case study here.