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On Friday 12 February Derby College will be launching their risual Autodesk Academy, to address the need to upskill teachers and students in Building Information Modelling (BIM) in partnership with risual education and industry experts Autodesk and Cadline.

Derby College launched their risual Microsoft Academy in November 2015, which has been a great success in generating apprenticeship growth in the D2N2 LEP, and industry relevant workshops are already underway with 15 members of staff across the College being trained to become Microsoft Certified Educators.

The success of the risual Academy model has resulted in expansion of the sectors to include Building Information Modelling (BIM).  This is in partnership with Autodesk as software leaders in the industry, autodesk certifications are industry specific validation of skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity and enhanced credibility for students and employees in the industry.

With millions of professional users, Autodesk is a World leader in 3D design and engineering software for manufacturing, building and construction.

Cadline have partnered with risual education and Autodesk as the industrial leaders in the sector delivering CPD workshops and training construction and engineering staff as new users on the Revit software and providing project and industrial support to students, enhancing their sector knowledge.

The Government Construction Strategy was published by the Cabinet office on 31 May 2011. The report announced the Government’s intention to require collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) on its projects by 2016.   Essentially the UK Government has embarked with industry on a four year programme for sector modernisation with the key objective of reducing capital cost and the carbon burden from the construction and operation of the built environment by 20%.  Central to these ambitions is the adoption of information rich Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies, process and collaborative behaviours that will unlock new more efficient ways of working at all stages of the project life-cycle.

Derby College are again being sector leaders in addressing this skills shortage and widening their work with local employers and industry.  Construction and advanced manufacturing apprenticeships will be available through Derby College in partnership with risual, providing apprentices with the latest industry knowledge to the construction and advanced manufacturing sector.

Derby College Business Development Director April Hayhurst added: “We work with a wide range of employers across all sectors to ensure they have the skills in place both now and in the future through our wide range of programmes from further education and apprenticeships to higher education and management training.

“Our continued partnership with risual will enable our own students and apprentices to have access to the latest software that will enhance their study programmes and better prepare them for the world of work.

“The new facilities will also be greatly welcomed by local and regional employers as part of their workforce development programmes to upskill their staff and increase their competitive edge.”

For more information about courses and apprenticeships please contact Derby College Business Development team, Tel: 01332 334826 or email lee.pratt@derby-college.ac.uk



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